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Mahia: Moroccan fig brandy with anise, Nahmias et Fils, NY


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#1 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Fig based eau de vie flavored with anise.

 

This drink may have been popular with French colonials in the post-absinthe era in Morocco(?)

Traditionally made by the Jewish population of Morocco.  A Middle Eastern 'moonshine'. Sounds like it may appeal to fans of arak or raki. 

 

Another spirit brought from obscurity by an American micro distillery in Yonkers, NY

 

An article about it here:

http://www.tabletmag...aste-of-morocco

 

Distiller's website:

http://baronnahmias....products/mahia/

Avail at DUNY and other shops that ship

 

Written review:

http://goodspiritsne...n-review-mahia/

 

A slide show at the distiller about the history

http://www.tabletmag...aste-of-morocco

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Edited by TheLoucheyMonster!, 22 February 2013 - 02:41 PM.


#2 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Sounds awesome.  I can't wait to try it.


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#3 Evan Camomile

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

Looks right up my alley. Adding this to the wish list.


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#4 Viseguy

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Looks right up my alley. Adding this to the wish list.

Yes, indeed-y!


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#5 Songcatcher

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

Excellent.  Will try this one soon. Love El Massaya and fig newtons. Not so much whole figs though. Too seedy and sweet. But now I could sure drink em.  :drunk:   


Edited by Songcatcher, 23 February 2013 - 09:31 PM.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.



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