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The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus rubus in the family rosaceae. When picking a blackberry fruit, the torus stays with the fruit. With a raspberry, the torus remains on the plant, leaving a hollow core in the raspberry fruit.The usually black fruit is not a berry in the botanical sense of the word. Botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets. It is a widespread and well-known group of over 375 species, many of which are closely related throughout Europe, northwestern Africa, temperate western and central Asia and North and South America.
One of the earliest known instances of blackberry consumption comes from the preserved remains of the Haraldskaer Woman the, the naturally preserved bog body of a Danish woman dating from approximately 2,500 years ago. Forensic evidence found blackberries in her stomach contents, among other foods. The use of blackberries to make wines and cordials was documented in the London Pharmacopoeia in 1696. As food, blackberries have a long history of use alongside other fruits to make pies, jellies and jams.The use of blackberry plants for medicinal purposes has a long history in Western culture. The ancient Greeks, other European peoples, and native Americans used the various part of the plants for different treatments.
Chewing the leaves or brewing the shoots into tea were used to treat mouth ailments, such as bleeding gums and canker sores.Tea brewed from leaves, roots, and bark was also used to treat pertussis. The roots, which have been described as astringent, have been used for treatment of intestinal problems,such as dysentery and diarrhea. The fruit – having a high vitamin C content – was possibly used for the treatment of scurvy. A 1771 document recommended brewing blackberry leaves, stem, and bark for stomach ulcers.
Our Premium Blackberry Palinka won in 2019 a 2-star on the Grate Taste Competition in the United Kingdom.
The Judges said:
-“Punchy aroma with fascinating of hedgerow,stalks,vine leaves and of course, blackberries. The promising aromas follow through on the palate with pleasingly detectable fruity and woody notes giving it a clean natural and bright flavour. Lovely lingering finishing notes with a hint of sweetness and more fruit. We thought this was an elegant drink.”
-“A clear liquid with fresh blackberry on the nose. Judges liked the taste sensations which took us from a hint of blackberry to sugary-caramel notes.The blackberry, however, wasn’t punchy enough for us -if this could be dialed up it would do really rather well in the brandy category.”
-“A delicious creamy aroma of natural fruit notes. Some initial alcohol heat which recedes into warm fruity notes. The judges assume that this is not aged,and that maturation would mellow out this already pleasant fruit brandy.”
-“A delightfully appealing,warm,brambly eau-de-vie nose. Distinct character comes through on the palate-powerful alcohol, but well balanced by blackberry notes,and leading to a pleasingly mellow finish. Something of the sweetness of ripe fruit somehow carries through. A beautifully crafted brandy.”
We highly recommend our Premium Blackberry Palinka with Funkin Mixed Berry Juice and lemonade called Berry Cocktail.