Lambda ultra premium extra virgin olive oil. Photo: Facebook
ATHENS – The world’s first luxury olive oil, Lambda Oil by Speiron Company, is transforming how we look at food and this essential ingredient, Luxury Launches reported, highlighting the “Rolls Royce of olive oils.”
The limited production, award-winning, ultra premium extra virgin olive oil represents “the persistent path from tradition to perfection,” according to the brand’s website. “Olives from some of the oldest centenarian olive trees of Greece are handpicked and pressed with utmost care.”
The ultra-low acidity olive oil is bottled and labeled entirely by hand, and each and every bottle passes five quality controls, according to the website, which notes that “it takes eight pairs of hands and equal sets of eyes in order to ensure minimum oxidation and maximum attention to detail. This is why λ /lambda/ has median of fruitiness (mF) constantly over 6.0 (intense), therefore is considered one of the best olive oils in the world.”
“Everything is top-rated from the packaging (neatly tucked into a hand-sewn leather pouch embedded in a gift box),” Luxury Launches reported, noting that the expensive olive oil is sometimes confused with “an exclusive perfume.”
Founder Giorgos Kolliopoulos told Luxury Launches that “each year I create λ /lambda/’s own secret blend using three main criteria: the fruitiness (median of Fruitiness constantly above 6.0), the ultra-low acidity (constantly below 0.2), and my own expertise in order to create an overall-balanced mild flavor that will stun the senses.”
He continued, “it usually takes four people and up to five hours to produce one hundred bottles. Our vision aims to reinvent food into an experience for the senses,” Luxury Launches reported.
“We will never know what blend of Koroneiki and Maroneia variety olives go in the pure Lambda Olive oil for obvious reasons, nor will the location of the centenarian trees growing the olives be revealed,” Luxury Launches reported, noting that “Lambda has gained a global reputation of being the most luxurious flavorsome olive oil found only on the shelves of prestigious stores like Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, and select upscale gourmet stores and high-end hotels in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, UAE, and Greece.”
While Lambda olive oil, at about $50 for a 3.4 ounce bottle, is considered expensive, back in 2010, the makers created a $15,200 personalized olive oil in a customized bottle with a special mark, a great gift idea for gourmets and expert chefs, Luxury Launches reported, adding that “the case it came in was particularly fancy with two 18k white gold plates, one marking the exclusive Lambda highly personal service and the other bearing the owner’s name.”
Lambda olive oil is available online for about $50 per bottle (a minimum of two bottles must be ordered) or $200 per bottle in the signature gift box, Luxury Launches reported.
According to the Lambda website, the olive oil is “very well balanced,” the color is “deep green,” and the flavor is “medium fruity, medium pungent, slightly bitter” with tasting notes of “artichoke, green tomato, almonds, grass, buttery aftertaste.”
Among the awards Lambda has garnered are the following: New York Festivals, Silver Award Winner 2008; LUX UK Global Excellence Awards, Best Luxury Olive Oil 2018; and LUX UK Global Excellence Awards, Best Luxury Olive Oil 2019.
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