Grappa is an Italian alcoholic drink, with Italy producing over forty million bottles every year. The name Grappa is protected by the EU since 1989. Meaning, only drinks produced and sourced in Italy can bear the name. The same applies to Palinka too.
In simple words, whisky is a strong liquor that is distilled from grains and stored in oak casks for years. This process is cold ‘aging’ and this gives Whisky’s unique flavour. The primary ingredients in Whisky are water, grains, and yeast, but that’s just a small picture of the drink. Since this drink managed to […]
Liquor vs. liqueur? – This is the question. Many people usually use the word liquor and spirit interchangeably. Liquor is an essential alcoholic beverage. Others refer to it as distilled or – in other words – spirited beverage. The word distilled refers to the distillation process used to produce mainly alcoholic drinks. In other countries, […]
Gin is a type of alcoholic beverage that derives its flavour mainly from Juniper berries. Interestingly enough, most people will confidently say Gin is one of England’s national spirits. Majority of the Gin found today trace back their origins to the United Kingdom, so it can be easy to confuse that Gin originated from there. […]
The special geographic features of the Carpathian Basin have already been recognized by Plinius. In the Historia Naturalis (Caius Plinius Secundus Maior, Historia Naturalis, 77), this region was called “Fruitful Pannonia”, which basically means “where fruit grow”. The geographic features of Hungary make the Hungarian soil very suitable for fruit production and the flavor and […]
Pálinka has an at least 700-year-old history in Hungary. Interestingly burnt-wine (another expression for pálinka) bottles were found in Hungary and their age dates back to the 13th century and they were of Italian origin. In the next century, doctors in Hungary were also familiar with this “medicinal drink” because pálinka was used as medicine […]