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The Hungarian fiery water: all the myths about the PÁLINKA!

Palinka is one of the world’s unique treasures. This traditional fruit brandy is usually made with plums, apricots, cherries and typically served at room temperature as the joy of drinking for its fragrance and flavour. Making pálinka is considered an art in Hungary, drunk out of a small, tulip-shaped glass and can be taken before or after a meal as a digestiv.  In 2002 it was recognised by the EU as a Hungaricum – an alcoholic drink, distilled from fruits, with an alcohol content of a minimum 37.5%.

Enjoy the particular Pálinka Experience at the Pálinka Museum!

PÁLINKA Museum and Bar

1061 Budapest, Király u. 20.

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What you can expect?

EXPERIENCE TOUR – A journey through the space and time of palinka.

You will get to know how the distillation procedure of palinka evolved over the past centuries, as well as its consumption, and finally yet importantly, how it came to fill its unique place, which it still adamantly holds today in Hungary’s culture.Via the use of the afore mentioned digital tools you shall be able to make real palinka for yourself.

TASTING -Why be satisfied with one taste, if the possibilities are endless?

The array of tastes range from plum, apricot, elderflberries, wild cherry all the way to fruits such as raspberry. It is really worth getting to know them – it is highly recommended to taste them. A great atmosphere, pálinka assortment carefully selected by the owner, qualified staff with sommelier skills. Pairing the flavours with delicious entrees is also important, you can try unique snacks and bites to accompany the tasting as well as Hungaricum cold cuts and dinners.

On this tour you will use all your senses to get to know our fiery water. You need to aerate it for a while as they will release their real flavour only after a few minutes after pouring. The tulip-shaped glasses with the wide-mouthed walls will help you enjoy the aroma of the pálinka even more when you sniff into it. Enjoy the scent, take a deep breath, take small sips, enjoy all that a pálinka can give you. Please note, the measurements of the tastings are 2 cl/pálinka. It might burn your throat: don’t worry, that’s normal.

Don’t forget: you can enjoy 20% discount from the museum ticket, tastings and products by showing your Guide.me eCoupon!

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