Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Off-clear in the glass, the scent of this plum brandy suggests ripe blackberries and blueberries, plus a touch of anise. On the palate, look for robust berry and dark plum flavor, leading into sparks of anise and black pepper on the finish.
Maraska Slivovitz is a pure, natural brandy made by special fermentation and distillation of the finest ripe blue plums grown in the rich soil of the Adriatic Hinterland, the second largest plum-growing area in the world. “Slivovitz” is the common name for Croatian plum brandy from the former Yugoslavia. Traditionally, this spirit has been double-distilled and has been famous since the Middle Ages.
The fruit comes from tress no less than 20 years old and the mash is fermented for 3 months in large 2,000 gallon tanks. After a second distillation, it is matured in specially treated 500-gallon oak casks for a minimum of 2 years. Kosher Slivovitz is made under strict kosher guidelines that allows this brandy to be “Kosher For Passover”.
|There are very few companies in Europe or in the world that have such a rich and glorious tradition in producing liquor as does the company Maraska, Zadar, Croatia has. Maraska has more than five centuries of experience and tradition in the production of making liquor items and for making one of the worlds best known liqueurs ’Maraschino’. Maraska is known for making high-quality products made from the MARASCA, Cherry. Maraska uses this cherry to make their Maraschino. This special cherry is authentic only to Croatia and only grows in the climate and area around Zadar, Croatia. This very special type of cherry has a unique flavor found no where else in the world.
Maraska also has the same Experience and Tradition in producing other liquor brands that are now in the hands of today’s Maraska company. Maraska built a modern production facility in 2006 and now has the production capacity that can meet all of the most demanding needs for increased sales. This now makes Maraska one of the most modern Croatian liqour companies with over 5 ceturies of tradition in produceing and selling liquor brands. Maraska is now known as a world class leader in making special liqour brands that are sold through out the world.
Maraska is also known as one of Europes best producers of non alcoholic fruit drinks and furit syrups of various types and flavors. Known for making a rich and wide range of top quality fruit products for the Croatian and for the growing International markets. Maraska currently employes over 150 people and is working hard to be a world class leader in the production of liquor items, fruit juices and fruit syrups with inovated packaging. The main task of Maraska is to always be developing a respectable and strong company in industry of producting and distributing high quality alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Please visit the Maraska main web site at www.maraska.hr