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What does slivovitz mean to Serbs?

Momo Kapor, famous Serbian novelist, very vividly describes the meaning of plum brandy Slivovitz to Serbs:

“… He tasted all the drinks of the world by then, but none of them happen to be so severe and of so specific flavors, whose sip strokes the palate first, and just few moments later burns the womb- the smell of his far away small country that was celebrated by its courage in the world, the taste of its fruit, sun and spilled tears- the drink that provokes endless grief, recalcitrance and belligerence at the same time…“