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Balkia is slivovitz rakija (plum brandy) originating from Serbia, aging for 3 years in oak barrels, and has 43% alcohol.
Our slivovitz rakija is the result of a combination of old and new, tradition and modern technologies.
It is true that rakija can be distilled from a multitude of fruits, but it is indisputable that the plum is the one for which we find the oldest writings and recipes. Slivovitz rakija is a traditional product of a Serbian peasant whose knowledge and skill of managing the distillation process have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries and well improved over time. Old recipes and family knowledge enabled the production of slivovitz rakija (plum brandy) with a specific bitter-sweet aroma, perfectly balanced by fruit sugar and plum acid. The golden color of our brandy comes from the oak barrels in which Balkia develops its character over a period of 3 years.
Benefits of the geographical area for plum growing and the production of Slivovitz rakija.
The distillery, as well as our orchards, is located in the village of Latvica near Arilje on the slopes of Latvica Mountain at an altitude of 650m. The specific microclimate allows us to grow top plum orchards, and then obtain excellent distillates. All our distillates are aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. This enables the production of high-quality Slivovitz rakija, ready for import to Switzerland and Europe.