Establishing Aristides Distilling in Cyprus is the second part of a journey that began in southern Missouri around 2008, in a place called Walnut Shade somewhere in the Ozark Mountains where co-founder Aris Aristidou started a successful collaboration with Jim Blansit and together they launched the first craft distillery in the Ozark Mountains since prohibition! Aris and Jim became partners and together landed 3 spirit awards by the American Distilling Institute. They were later joined by co-founder Marianna Ktoridou Aristidou in 2013 and expanded spirit sales throughout the entire state, featuring a wide variety of Whiskeys and Rums.

In 2016, Aris and Marianna left Missouri and returned to Cyprus to embark on a new craft distillery project, in Cyprus. After a 2 year period of research, planning, and lots of problem-solving, they started putting together their own craft distillery early in 2019 and finally begun operations on 01/01/2020.

This new type of craft distillery is focused on better, more accurate, and more advanced distilling process methods, with more quality controls thus minimizing guesswork and chance. This is what we at Aristides Distilling call the new age of a craft distilling!

Committed to producing only high-quality spirits, our inspiration, and our raw ingredients mostly come from the beautiful island of Cyprus. This type of commitment requires hard work, creativity, expertise, and above all attention to detail. This is what we do!

Small batches of spirits, produced with lots of passion!

We believe that spirit production in Cyprus needs to evolve away from the traditional wine production industry and take its separate place as an industry of its own.
We want to change the perception that Cyprus cannot manufacture a wide variety of spirits of the highest quality capable of promoting the island as a hub in the general region attracting visitors who will have the opportunity to see, enjoy, and to learn about what and how we do it.
By being innovative and creative, our vision is to highlight all the local sources, not just grapes, all the rich aromas and flavors of Cyprus in all the spirits that we create, working together with local raw material producers to present our customers the best tasting spirits we can make.

We focus on quality, not numbers, we focus on creating exceptional taste, not beautiful marketing strategies and budgets, we focus our dedication to the art of taste and the science of distillation, not on creating misleading myths. Our production process does not begin at our premises but in the field and in nature where our raw material grows. You cannot talk about producing high-quality products without ensuring that your raw ingredients are of the highest quality. Producing high-quality spirits is a very personal endeavor, it requires creativity, expertise, attention to detail, hard work, and above all a personal commitment.

Leave nothing to chance. Every bottle that carries our name is the best hand-crafted spirit we can possibly make.
Our work starts in the beautiful Cypriot countryside where our raw ingredients grow and it ends with a bottle of spirit that carries our name.
Here at Aristides Distilling, we are committed to producing unique tasting spirits, highlighting exciting new flavors and aromas in all our products that we make in...
...small batches of spirits made with lots of passion!

Offering a wide range of handcrafted spirits based on original recipes, inspired by local sources.

Highlighting some raw ingredients whose seasonality is not an issue but a contributing factor.

Let's work together and develop a recipe for your specific needs! We'll be happy to help.

We will always experiment and try out new ideas to extend our range and innovate.

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Your group of friends, partners, or business associates can share a unique experience. The production of the very own barrel of your favorite spirit.

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