Not long after the constitution of
the official Greek nation, in 1860, Yiannis Karonis opened and runs an off
After many different stages and
with his dedicated love for the production of ouzo Karonis installed two stills
and entered into the secrets of distilling.
Yiannis Karonis gave flesh and bone to
his business, and in 1869 he officially established Karonis Distilleries.
Showing the way as pioneers the Karonis brothers also set up an alcohol
production unit using stills, instruments and machinery from France and Germany
in an ultra modern factory for the times.
Production increases and the
boundaries widen from just the town of Nafplion, deliveries are made to the
surrounding areas by boat and train. In 1947 the Karonis
Distillery becomes the proud owner of its first lorry making the Karonis
products available to a still wider audience.
Yiannis Karonis perseverance in the
achievement of optimising quality led to the use of the best varieties of
aniseed and other aromatic ingredients giving the following 4 generations the
precious recipe of Karonis Ouzo which remains to this day unchanged.
With the same passion and taste,
faithful guardians of tradition, now the fifth generation of the family Karonis
continues to offer the tastes of this unique distillery...