0,7 l, 40% alc.
Two bottles of crystal clear quince brandy, distilled from male and female quince fruits, the two aphrodisiacs of strong masculine and gentle feminine aroma.
Each quince orchard has male and female trees and fruits, for succesfull fertilization of the trees. Usually both male and femal fruits are picked together, smahsed and fermented, making no difference between them. But priest Ljuba decided to separate female from male quince fruits. These two are fermented separately for 3 weeks and distilled separately, aged in stainless coppers and then bottled. But we made a unique basket of the two bottles of quince brandy. If you have a sip of female quince brandy, you'll feel a quince brandy. Nothing special. But when you have a sip of the male quince brandy afterwards, you become aware of the difference. The male quince brandy is strong masculine; the female quince brandy is feminine and gentle.
I was not even aware that male and femal quince existed. A quince was a quince. But yes, there is really a difference. Even fruit has its sexes in the nature, obviously. You can see yourself which one is a boy and which one is a girl. A unique taste.
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.