Pamper your taste buds with a selection of 7 different Premium Pálinkas, including a special rare Gourmet Selection! This 2-hour private tasting tour is dedicated to show you the world of the fruit brandy of the Magyars. Besides tasting Pálinka you will also experience Hungarian culinary culture and history. You can buy your own bottle at the venue, only the highest quality that is not available in grocery stores.
Embark on a mission to discover the endless fruity tastes of the 'tequila, whisky' of the Magyars in Hungary. Taste 7 different Premium Pálinkas, including a special rare Gourmet Selection!
Besides tasting Pálinka you will also experience Budapest’s culinary culture and history. Do not forget to buy your own bottle at the venue, the highest quality Pálinkas, that are not available in grocery stores!
A Brief History of Pálinka
Pálinka is a traditional fruit brandy in the Carpathian Basin, invented in the Middle Ages. The first records of the Hungarian spirit date back to the fourteenth century (1332); called Aqua vitae reginae Hungariae, it referred to the aqua vitae of the wife of the King Charles I of Hungary. This spirit was probably a brandy blended with rosemary, and had its use in medicine.
In the 19th century, breweries and pálinka distilleries operated in tandem. Distilling itself was the right of landowners, and laws were introduced to prevent peasants from making pálinka at home. The use of wheat was banned and that is how this magical fruit brandy was born.