Maraska Kosher Sljivovica
Maraska // Croatia
Eastern Europe has a long history with Slivovitz and Maraska of Croatia is no different. Well known for their tradition of making maraschino liqueur they also make a full range of fruit-based spirits. Slivovitz, aka old plum brandy, is made from ripe, blue plums harvested from 20-year-old trees. The mash is fermented in large 2,000-gallon tanks for 3 months then distilled twice. It is then left to mature in large 500-gallon oak casks for a minimum of 2 years.
Other BrandyBrandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
Cask Type500 gal oak
"Slivovitz, traditionally long on character and short on finesse shows an abundance of delicate aromatics here. Fragrances of white flowers, lavender, blueberries, and grape juice seem to dance in the glass. The first sip starts hot, but this eases quickly on the mid palate revealing the floral and fruit aromatics first detected by the nose. The time in barrel adds a hint of butter that takes just a bit of the edge off. Then there is the finish, it goes on and on, pleasantly warm with the delicate fruit and floral flavors lingering to the very end. Drinking this traditionally as a digestif is recommended. Alternatively try in cocktails with honey like the Bee's Knees. "