Nahmias Mahia Fig Spirit
Discover this one-of-a-kind spirit with fascinating origins and a pure, delicious taste.
Mahia Fig Spirit is an eau de vie distilled from figs. As the national spirit of Morocco, Mahia is emblematic of the country's rich cultural and culinary history. It has been distilled by Morocco's Jewish population for centuries.
Now from New York's Hudson River Valley, Nahmias et Fils Distillery crafts one of the only commercially available Mahias in the world. The spirit is based on a Nahmias heirloom family recipe, which dates to 1900.
Mahia Fig Spirit is truly the essence of fig (with a touch of anise seed.) Made in small-batches with care and attention, no sugars, colors, flavorings, or neutral spirits of any kind are added.
750ml & 80 Proof
Experience Mahia Fig Spirit
Aromatic fig and anise on the nose. Sweetness and heat interplay with flavors of stone fruits and a hint of licorice. Velvety body and texture. Dry finish with notes of cinnamon and pepper spice.
Traditionally sipped as a digestif, it also brings exceptional flavor to cocktails. Try 2 oz of Mahia paired with 1/4 oz of bourbon and 1/2 ounce of vermouth. Prepare as you would an Old-Fashioned, with bitters and a sugar cube to savor that fig spirit!
Mahia Fig Spirit Accolades
The spirit you never knew you needed - Food and Wine
93 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
Mahia Fig Spirit Production Notes
It takes more than five pounds of California figs to create a single 750ml bottle of Mahia Fig Spirit. The spirit is distilled in a custom built copper column pot still. Nothing is added during the production process except the fermented figs and herbs. The result is a tantalizing, pure, clean and naturally sweet (but not sweetened!) spirit.
About Mahia Fig Spirit
A software developer for 25 years, David Nahmias comes from a family of Mahia distillers. Their family recipe was considered the most exceptional in all of Morocco. After realizing there was no Mahia available anywhere in the US, he set out to introduce his family's delicious eau de vie with the world from Nahmias et Fils Distillery in New York's Hudson River Valley.
Mahia Fig Spirit: Featured In
We first discovered this distinctive spirit through Greg Titian, of How to Drink. He used it to create a cocktail he dubbed The Family Label in his episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also recommended it in the Monster Hunter Rise Mega Potion cocktail.
Please drink responsibly. CA Residents: Proposition 65 Warning.
- LukeI do not recommend this productRated 2 stars7 months agoDisappoinment
Having lived for two years in Morocco, I was drawn by the romance of a special liqueur from this wonderful country. However, I found it quite disappointing. I drank it straight up. Iced. Mixed. Nothing did it for me. Then I noticed the cocktail recipes using Mahia seemed to always add sugar, syrup or some sweet fruit. Tried that. It did not make much difference. Maybe I will find a use for this as a filip to some dessert or another. For now, I will stick to White Negroni for my cocktail hour.Was this helpful?