Mrt, since you live in Turkey, do you have any interest in arak? Is it in fact (maybe I shouldn't assume this) a traditional spirit there (amongst those who imbibe of course)? If so, what kinds are there, which is considered the best, and why?
In Ontario there are quite a few different kinds available from all around the Mediteranean including I believe Israel. The prices vary quite a bit. One that looks interesting is from Lebanon. It is 50% abv and made from a grape-distilled spirit and aged in earthernware jugs (according to the label).