As the launch of Kleos Mastiha Spirit continued in Connecticut, a series of tastings by longtime state bar professional and spirits specialist Anthony DeSerio took place at various store locations in June. DeSerio educated shoppers throughout multiple retailers on Kleos, Greece’s first luxury spirit brand, a super-premium mastiha liqueur new to the Worldwide Wines spirits portfolio. The raw ingredient, mastiha (mas-tee-hah), is a sap from the Skinos tree that grows only in 24 villages in the southern part of the Greek island of Chios. Kleos is made by hand in small batches via a distillation of the mastiha and the addition of mastiha essential oils. Founded by Effie Panagopoulos, born and raised in Boston to Greek immigrant parents, she is noted as the first Greek woman to found a liquor brand.