Metaxa was founded by Spyros Metaxa in 1888 on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. Spyros was born into a privileged family of Greek silk merchants. He was a man with adventurous spirit who travelled extensively, and dared to create something completely different gathering inspiration from his travels around the world and the different kind of spirits he enjoyed. Metaxa spirit is a blend of brandy, aged muscat, wines and Mediterranean botanicals, once expertly blended it is rested in Limousine oak casks until perfectly smooth. More than a 130-year history continues with the current master blender Constantinos Raptis, only the fifth master blender since Metaxa’s creation.
The emblem of Metaxa is The Salamina warrior and relates to the Battle of Salamina in 480 BC, when the Greek navy was outnumbered by Persian forces but despite the odds, fought off the invaders heroically. The Salamina warrior became a symbol of courage and risk-taking, the very same qualities of Spyros in building a brand which today is Greece’s largest exported spirit.
Prestige Drinks are the leading provider of Metaxa brandy gifts and personalised brandy. We offer all three personalised options across Metaxa products. The Metaxa products stocked are Metaxa 5 stars, Metaxa 7 stars, Metaxa 12 stars and Metaxa Private Reserve.
Engraved Metaxa brandy choosing either 3 or 4 lines of text is available on the products personalised Metaxa 5 star, Personalised Metaxa 7 star, personalised Metaxa 12 star and the Personalised Metaxa Private Reserve.
Exclusively to Prestige Drinks we also offer the option of engraving a photo or having a picture printed directly onto the bottle. Photo engraved pictures is a process of converting your image into a map of alternating shapes that once engraved presents a grey-scale replication of the image you provide, this service is available on photo engraved Metaxa 12 star and photo engraved Metaxa private reserve. The printed image option provides a full colour image printed directly onto the glass bottle and is available on picture personalised Metaxa 12 star and picture personalised Metaxa Private Reserve.
All Metaxa gifts can be ordered on next day delivery and there are options to add wooden gift boxes to complete your purchase. Take a look at the accessories category for the full list of wooden gift boxes.
We treat all personalised bottles individually, taking our time and experience to set out your message to create the most impactful bottle decoration possible. This may include increase the size of some fonts within the message to pay particular focus on key lines or phrases, spacing message over extra lines and removing unnecessary punctuation.
If you can type it, we can engrave it! When using alternative languages it may be neccessary for us to alter the font to ensure all characters are supported, in these cases we use the closest style font to your original selection.
Unfortunatley we are unable to engrave emoji's or picture characters. Where these are added the character will be removed from your message.
We specially select the fonts we use. Once a bottle has been engraved the cut glass is then infilled with a special decorative silver paste. These fonts ensure we provide the optimum width and depth during the engraving process to creat maximum visibility once infilled.
The fonts we currently use are: Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Handwriting, Verdana and Segoe Print.