- About the Producer
Traditional palinka made from the aromatic Irsai Oliver grape variety. The grapes are gently de-stemmed and then fermented on their skin, creating this specialty spirit with a rich fruity and floral taste.
Palinka is the national drink of Hungary, renowned as the ‘queen of all fruit brandies’. It is made from only the ripest fruits, which are de-stoned and then fermented for 10-15 days, and then distilled. Finally, the palinka is matured in wooden barrels which imbues it with additional flavour and colour.
Palinka is recommended to be served at 18-23 Celsius to maximise its aroma and flavour.
Received 3* at the 2018 and 2021 Great Taste Award.
Comments from the Great Taste judges:
"Very aromatic, Muscat, lychee and Turkish delight on the nose. Layered, with fruit and rose petal characteristics. Soft yet firm, floral yet grapey - carries its abv brilliantly. Quite perfect and hugely enjoyable."
James Szicsek opened his distillery in 1988 in the Hungarian Great Plains, and Szicsek Palinka soon became known around the world for a reputation of outstanding spirits. James' unwavering dedication to quality and his eye for detail, coupled with the ideal surrounding of orchards bearing ripe heady fruits, resulted in palinkas of unparalleled flavour, bursting with natural fruit aromas. His work has received domestic and international acclaim, and we are pleased to provide the national drink of Hungary to our customers in collaboration with Szicsek Palinka UK.