Slivovitz is the national drink of Serbia, and plum is the national fruit. The word "Slivovitz" is derived from Slavic words for plum. A Serbian meal usually starts or ends with plum products. The unique taste of Slivovitz comes from the plum seeds. Bistra Slivovitz Plum Brandy is top quality brandy produced from Serbian plums. Production Selected ripe plums are crushed and the pits are separated away. After temperature-controlled fermentation based on regional yeasts, the fermented mash is double distilled and blended until distinctive fresh Slivovitz is obtained. The Slivovitz is then placed in oak barrels of up to 5000 liters for aromatic completion and then stored in stainless steel tanks for further aging until bottling. Three years of oak aging gives the brandy a golden color and smoother taste; fresh, vigorous, vibrant. The unique taste of Slivovitz comes from the plum seeds. When pressed, the seeds release amygdalin, which tastes of almonds. On the palate, Bistra Slivovitz Plum Brandy has a taste of vanilla and almond. When sipped, the Bistra Slivovitz Plum Brandy's fiery start mellows, leading to a smooth, clean finish. Traditionally, Bistra Slivovitz Serbian Plum Brandy is sipped neat, just like a cognac or any other fine brandy. It is mature enough to be drinkable with ease, particularly when it is slightly chilled. Perfect on the rocks or chilled on its own. Enjoy!