0.7 l, 43% alc.
Crystal clear rich in taste Slivovitz, crafted as its older sister Excellentia of Sabac, aged for 1 year in stainless steel pots.
Being the fourth colourless Slivoitz made in Serbia, states of the fact that mostly aged Slivovitz coloured by its oak barrels are appreciated in the Balkans. Aging in oak barrel can improve even bad Slivovitz. But Alba was not aged in oak: it was crafted of the plum species The Beauty Of Cacak, it proves a lot of skills are required to craft colourless rakija. Its predecessor Excellentia was strong colourless rakija made by Sapcanka, but it was very potable and fragrant. Alba succeeds its best.
It's deep, complex. As if you are being led through blooming orchards. Unlike other Slivovitz I've tasted (and I've tasted a lot of them), this one is fresh, unobtrusive, provoking. Well, it provoked me a bit. But no consequences. My bow to the master distillers.
Tok Distillery from Krusevac in Central Serbia was founded by Ljubomir Urosevic, leading technologist of Prokupac for decades. Ljubomir was the designer of the most famous Manastirka Slivovitz and Stomaklija herbal brandy, which were exported in tens of millions of litres. After retirement, Ljubomir founded his own distillery and started to apply his knowledge on his own. His son Ivan is very active at the Agricultural Faculty Zemun and as leading adviser to many Slivovitz producers in Serbia. Their small family-owned distillery produces limited quantities of supreme Slivovitz. Their products became standard for Slivovitz distillation, aging, aroma, complexity and consumption.