Taste Hungarian Tradition
What is Palinka?
Pálinka is a typical Hungarian fruit brandy, a strong alcoholic beverage appreciated for its potency, flavor, and fragrance. It is protected as a geographical indication of the European Union and only fruit spirits mashed, distilled, matured and bottled in Hungary can be called “pálinka”. Making pálinka has become an art in Hungary, much like the practice of making Hungarian wine, and many people enjoy pálinka as a way to begin or end a meal.
If you plan a visit to the West of Hungary, we recommend a visit to the Birkás Palinka House, where you will be able to taste the famous drink. In addition to the tasting, you will actually learn how the fruit brandy is made and bottled. What is needed to make pálinka? A lot of fruit, a specific set of equipment, and patience, but don’t worry, the master distillers will tell you all about it.
The Birkás Palinka House and Conference Room is an excellent venue for palinka tasting, for corporate and family events, and for conferences as well. You will also be able to take a bottle of palinka home, as they have a dedicated shop.
|Wow factor||Learn how the most famous Hungarian fruit brandy is made… and see how it tastes.|
|Incentive type||Culinary experience|
|Best time of the year||All year round|
|Number of participants||Minimum: 10|
|Duration (in hours)||2 – 3 hours|
|Where to stay||Why not add some relaxation and pampering to your trip. If you’re planning to stay in the interesting region of Western Hungary for longer, we recommend staying in Mjus World Resort & Thermal Park, located in the region of the Raba river, at the junction of three countries, only a few tens of kilometers from Austria and Slovenia.|