- 7773 Vinbar - Hungarian Palinka Secrets 2073543


For a long time after the appearance of alcohol distilling in 11th-century Europe, the practice within the territory of Hungary was applied to wine and the production of grain alcohol. The history of “aqua vitae” – linked to Queen Elizabeth of Hungary – dates back to the 14th century, and up until the 16th century distilled spirits were classed as medicine. What is now known as “pálinka” has been produced in Hungary from a wide variety of fruits since the middle of the 18th century. Its official description stipulates that pálinka must be fermented from fleshy pitted fruits, fruits without pits or from berries (and from the pulp of these), distilled and bottled in Hungary. Products using concentrates, semi-dried or dried fruits cannot legally be called pálinka. Mashing, fermenting, distillation, ageing and bottling must all take place in Hungary.


- 7773 Vinbar - torkoly

Grape marc pálinka is a pomace brandy made of grape pomace, produced and bottled in Hungary. It is made exclusively from grape pomace produced in Hungary, with fermentation, distillation, maturation, conditioning and bottling all performed in Hungary. Hungarian törkölypálinka is usually crystal-clear, but a variety made from blue grape pomace may have a pale yellow tint.