Item location: EU, Croatia
0,75 l, 40% alc.
Aged amber natural brandy Slivovitz distilled of fermented dried prunes, potable and pleasant aperitive
Unlike Slivovitz plum brandy, that is distilled from fresh and ripe prunes, this type of rakija sljivovica is distilled from the plums that are previously dried. Plums dried for couple of days are mostly dehydrated, but have more concentrated aroma and sugar. Dried plums are fermented and distilled afterwards. The brandy is aged in oak barrels for stabilization of its vivid fruity ingredients. This brandy has more emphasized aroma than ordinary slivovitz.
The household of the Orthodox priest Ljubomir Volarevic is situated in Sremska Mitrovica, north-west of Serbia, nearby the ancient Roman capital of Sirmium. Although being a local parish priest, father Ljubomir did not want the wineyards and orchards that he inherited from his grandfather to be neglected. So he started to produce wine and distill brandy just for his parishioners. Nowadays his winery and distillery employ all his family members, and the orchards are certainly renewed and improved. He kept his ancestor's will and their wine and brandy is heard of out of Sirmium. „A brandy with a blessing“, father Ljubomir says with a smile.