Barka Irsai Oliver Grape Pálinka

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Hungary Hungary


The fresh juice of Hungarian Irsai Oliver grapes are slow fermented in temperature-controlled tanks and the wine produced then distilled in a hybrid copper pot still. The distillate is then rested for three months prior to bottling.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 18/07/2019


Crystal clear.


Wonderfully aromatic with fresh grape and almost floral pear-like aromas.


Fresh grape flavours are captured in a very clean spirit with pear fruitiness continuing from the nose. Mild but assertive peppery spirituous spice.


Long finish with lingering fresh grapes and pear skin notes.


Pálinka is a category of eaux-de-vie that is sadly little seen outside its domestic Hungary and Barka is an example of why it deserves a wider audience. Barka captures the very aromatic qualities that the Irsai Olivér Grape is known for with fresh grape and pear skin-like notes.

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Barcode UPC: no barcode
Bottle Size: 350 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

Raw Materials



C02 injected? No

Information for beers

Style Description: Fruit Brandy
Adjuncts: Grape Spirit