STOUPAKIS DISTILLERY OF CHIOS
1896. In the small and poor country of Greece, the enthusiasm for the undertaking of the organization of the first modern Olympic Games bordered on national delirium. The success of the games was a national cause for the Greeks.
In the same period, in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the island of Chios that was still under Turkish occupation, Ioannis Stoupakis, a father of seven children, set out with a cauldron from Tallaros, to go to Dafnonas, his home town, to engage in farming, the production of olive oil and ouzo.
The unique recipe, based on aniseed from Chios, made Ioannis Stoupakis's ouzo particularly popular in the area, and in 1900 he managed to obtain an official license from the Turkish authorities in order to establish a distillery in Dafnonas.
The ouzo travelled to all the villages of the island, even to the northernmost ones, while trade with the coast of Asia Minor flourished.
Alexandros Stoupakis, the youngest of the seven brothers, continued what his father had started. In 1990, the founder's grandson, Yiannis Stoupakis, produced the ouzo labelled "Kazanisto", keeping its traditional flavour unalterable and giving emphasis to the unique manner of its production.
In 2008, the company’s shareholding structure was strengthened with new shareholders and its trade style was changed to “Stoupakis Distillery of Chios S.A.”. At the same time, a new production unit was established, which modernized the entire production procedure, maintaining however the traditional way of distilling ouzo.
Today, the unique “Kazanisto” ouzo produced by the Stoupakis family is still offering everybody a distinctive taste.
Combining in a perfect manner the knowledge, experience and tradition with the most modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, Stoupakis Distillery always offers high quality products.
The facilities are fully equipped with a great number of stills and many modern production and bottling lines. The distillery’s warehouses are modern and fully meet all the health and safety requirements. Here, the products are stored for as long as it takes, so that they acquire their unique taste.
The company has invested significant funds in the quality control sector, setting up a state-of-the-art laboratory staffed with chemists, engineers and connoisseurs. For that reason, our products, always meeting the highest quality standards, maintain their unique taste unalterable for centuries now; the taste preferred by those who know how to recognize and enjoy genuineness.
HEADQUARTERS - FACTORY
STOUPAKIS DISTILLERY S.A.
DAFNONAS - CHIOS
TEL.22710 77333, 22710 78192
KARAISKAKI 30 & KARISTOY ZIP 14451
INTERVINO MAKEDONIAS LIMITED
NEO RISIO THERMIS PO.BOX.60123