The Abbas Raki has been produced in a new look by the well-known manufacturer of Burgaz Rakis since 2009. The name of the raki comes from an old poem by the Turkish poet Cahit Sıtkı tarancı, who died in Vienna in 1956.
The poem is called Haydi Abbas, and the first lines are:
Haydi Abbas, vakittamam;
Akşam diyordun işte oldu akşam.
Come on Abbas, time is up;
You said night it was night
However, when the name Abbas was published in 2009, there was also some religious controversy, because one of the Prophet's uncles was called Abbas bin Abdulmuttalib.
In terms of production, this raki is distilled twice, the suma is made from raisins and supplemented with agricultural alcohol. The raki also contains 2g of added sugar in the 1,4l bottle. A down-to-earth raki with a more alcoholic taste and which can definitely be described as “old school”.