Serbian Rakija (plum brandy) Tour will take you to discover the world of rakija, eau-de-vie that fueled Serbian history. This strong drink is still an essential part of many daily rituals in Serbian families.
Taste the real Serbia!
Rakija is a general name for all “brandies” distilled from various kinds of fruits that grow in great abundance in Serbia. The essential one is šljivovica (plum brandy) of which Serbia is and has been the world’s leading producer for centuries, while other popular varieties include lozovača (grape brandy), jabukovača (apple brandy), kajsijevača (apricot brandy), dunjevača (quince brandy), etc.
Rakija is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in Serbia. There are more than 10,000 private producers of the rakia in Serbia; 2,000 of which are in the official register and only about a hundred cellar produces high-quality brandy.
For Serbian people, rakija means much more than an ordinary drink, and if you know the right places, you can find yourself enjoying the pleasures of the most diverse kinds of rakija: apricot, peach, grape, fig, quince, and even juniper. Each version has its own subtle and specific taste lying just beneath the initial strong flavor. Understanding rakija is a process that involves identifying and enjoying the different types of drinks but also following the tradition that comes with this ritual.
Serbians take much pride in producing rakija in their homes. Making your own cheese, jam or wine is nothing strange in Serbia, and making rakija is no exception. Every Serbian either makes their own Rakija, has a cousin who makes it, or just knows somebody who makes it.
SERBIAN RAKIJA (BRANDY) TOUR
On this tour, we’ll taste the selection of the very best Serbian rakija in the specialized Rakija Bar. Here you will learn about the essentials of its making and drinking. Also, you will learn what food goes best with each rakija from Rakija Bar’s own connoisseur. Immerse yourself in new smells and tastes while learning about the culture and local habits of Serbian people!
The price includes:
- Licensed English speaking guide (or other language speaking on request)
- Rakija tasting
Duration: 2 hours.
The tour starts at 6 PM every Friday and Saturday