Thessaly consists the fatherland of Tsipouro with a long historical tradition and the region with the largest producing Tsipouro in the country. Tsipouro with the geographical indication "Thessaly" is a recognized product from the EU with particular organoleptic characteristics. The Tsipouro of Thessaly is produced from grapes grown in Greece and distilled in official distilleries within the department. Well ripened grapes of aromatic varieties, such as Hamburg Muscat and Roditis, in combination with double or multiple distillation in discontinuous pot stills produce a distillate with a high aromatic profile, a full body and a soft finish. The flavoring of Tsipouro with fennel and anise was a regional tradition, although modern consumers show greater preference to the unflavored local Tsipouro.