CASTRO TENTURA OF PATRAS
“TENTOURA CASTRO” is the pre-eminent liqueur of Patras. Its name is derived from the Latin word “tinctura”, which means tincture or extract. According to tradition, its origin dates to the Venetian period of occupation in the 15th century. TENTOURA was also called “moshovolithra” (fragrant) by Patras residents in the past because of its intense aroma and it was usually drunk after a hearty meal as a digestive liqueur (digestif).
TENTOURA CASTRO is the only Tentoura liqueur that contains 100% natural extracts of fruits and spices, predominantly cinnamon and cloves, as well as nutmeg, citrus fruits, Chios mastic, etc. The excellent quality and uniqueness of TENTOURA CASTRO, as well as the other spirits and liqueurs that we produce, is attributed to the use of 100% natural extracts.
Moreover, the laboratory (in vitro) studies that have been undertaken under the research Project entitled “Use of organic active essential oils in the production of alcoholic drinks and confectionery products with potential health benefits” by the Democritus University of Thrace in cooperation with our distillery have demonstrated that the cinnamon and Chios mastic natural extracts and essential oils they contain have shown to have antioxidant and anticancer activity.
TENTOURA CASTRO is nowadays the most characteristic product of the Greek city of Patras. It is an unrivalled classic that is drunk everywhere: at restaurants after dinner, at bars and cafés, straight, on the rocks or in cocktails. You can enjoy a straight shot, mix it with fresh cream and grated cinnamon or use it to add a unique, aromatic and spicy taste to your hot beverages.
The TENTOURA CASTRO label, box and artistic design in general bear the signature of the artist Efthalia Katsigianni.