The Cretan Tsikoudia, humble from its very beginnings, was traditionally produced from ancient Cretan varieties’ grape remnants. It was used as medication, but also to welcome guests, begin a meal, a celebration or a friendly chat.
It also marked the end to an exhausting day, to a meal and a feast. You will find it in all Cretan homes, even those far away from the island, and it claims a single, unique rule:
Always drink it in company, never alone.