Plum (szatmári szilva) pálinka is one of the best known Hungarian spirits, with a charming fruit aroma, flowery notes, and a touch of marzipan sweetness. It is made from the special ’Szatmári’ plum variety, treasured for its rich, concentrated flavour. Ethereal on the palate with an authentic and lasting fruit character.
Pálinka is the national spirit of Hungary, renowned as the ‘queen of all fruit brandies’. It is made from only the ripest fruits, which are de-stoned, fermented for 10-15 days, and then distilled. Finally, the pálinka is matured in wooden barrels which infuses it with an additional depth of flavour.
Pálinka is recommended to be served at 16-18 Celsius to maximise its aroma and flavour.
Received 1* at the 2023 Great Taste Award.
Comments from the Great Taste Judges:
"An elegantly crystal clear spirit with just a hint of blush. Distinctly rustic in its appeal, displaying yellow plums and greengages on the nose with a hint of marzipan. This spirit is vibrant and punchy with lifted notes of ripe waxy plum and hints of eucalyptus on the refreshing finish. "
About the Producer
The Agárdi Distillery is located by Lake Velence at Sreiner Manor Farm, surrounded by trees whose precious fruit is lovingly turned into Hungary's best, award-winning range of pálinka. Based in the heart of this Garden of Eden, the healthy, ripe fruits are hand-picked and gently distilled with expertise and care. Created in limited quantities and released in individually numbered bottles, the artisan approach and dedication to quality shine through in every drop of this sun-kissed nectar.