Following the recipes of our grandfathers, we only use the ripest hand-picked fruit, without the pits. Excluding the pits enhances the taste and quality of our rakia.
Purely natural, it is only the fruit that undergoes a lengthy fermentation process.
The fermented fruit mash goes through a slow and careful distillation process. But what makes our rakias really stand out is that every drop is distilled not only once, but twice, adding extra strength and character.
In the final stage of the process, our rakias are matured in handcrafted oak barrels, giving them their distinctive colour, taste and aroma.
Our best-in-class master distiller carefully tests and controls every step of the production process, so you can enjoy the highest quality rakia.
The condition of purity of our rakias is met at the very beginning. Only the best fruits are hand-picked. The pits are excluded, so nothing but fruit undergoes slow fermentation.
Spending more time and recourses… In order to double the quality, strength, and character, but also to enhance your enjoyment and pleasure, every drop of our rakia is double-distilled. Just like our grandfathers always did.
The fermented fruit mash goes through a slow and careful distillation process.
After being distilled two times, the vapour condenses into a liquid, where water is finally added to reduce the alcohol content to its bottled strength.
In the final stage of the process, our rakias are matured in handcrafted five-hundred-litre oak barrels, which adds yet another layer of distinctiveness.
In order to make rakia whose quality matches its taste, you need a “rakia wizard” – an expert who can control every aspect and every step of the rakia production. This “rakia wizard” is our Master Distiller Ivan Urošević.
As one of the esteemed experts in the field, both nationally and internationally,
Mr. Urošević (pronounced [Uro-she-vich]) skilfully merges science, art and tradition. With a PhD in rakia production technology, he is a distinguished member of numerous national and international commissions for sensory quality control of strong alcoholic beverages, and has a unique family heritage of rakia master distilling.
His academic background, along with the years of hands-on experience, has enabled Mr. Urošević to unlock the secrets of making rakia that is unrivalled, rakia that is on a par with the world’s most famous alcoholic drinks.
In our distillery, Mr. Urošević’s role is to actively create the distilling recipes, as well as to oversee the whole process of product development, from fruit quality checking, over fermentation, distillation and maturing, to sensory evaluation and final blending. Combining the old and the new, the tradition and the science of rakia making, and turning it into the art of “rakiology”, he stands as the key element of your rakia drinking enjoyment and pleasure.
It’s the time of year when family, neighbours and friends come together – they bond, share stories, sing songs, and of course … taste rakia. Like our grandfathers, when we make rakia – we take our time. And with every drop we make, we strive to live up to that heritage and to promote values of hospitality, togetherness, and happiness.
“Love what you do and enjoy every step of the way. That’s the only way to perfection.“ It is what our grandfathers taught us.
Thanks to our high quality rakias, you, too, can strive for excellence, and embrace life at the same time.