The production of Kara Efe is a delicate process: First, only fresh spring water is used to create a smooth base for this strong sort of raki. Then, the ingredients are distilled three times, while adding anise seeds at each stage. This is how the intense flavor of Kara Efe is produced. Only the middle part of each distillate is used in the next step as that’s where the highest quality and best taste lies. This is how Kara Efe’s special and strong character develops.