Der Solitaire Rakija Special Selection vom bulgarischen Weingut Domaine Boyar.
Domaine Boyar Solitaire Rakia Special Selection | 0,5 l
39,90 Euro1 l costs 79,80 Euro
Der Solitaire Rakija Limited Edition vom bulgarischen Weingut Domaine Boyar.
Domaine Boyar Solitaire Rakia Limited Edition | 0,5 l
39,90 Euro1 l costs 79,80 Euro
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Limited Edition Rakija
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Limited Edition Rakia | 0,7 l
Sold out24,99 Euro1 l costs 35,70 Euro
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Spezial Rakija 15 Jahre
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Special Rakia 15 YO | 0,7 l
Sold out24,99 Euro1 l costs 35,70 Euro
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Spezial Piri Piri Chili Rakija
Vinex Preslav Rubaiyat Special Chili Rakia | 0,7 l
24,99 Euro1 l costs 35,70 Euro
Vini Slivenska Perla Rakija
Vini Slivenska Perla Rakia | 0,5 l
Sold out16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Alambic Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Alambic Rakia | 0,7 l
39,99 Euro1 l costs 57,13 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Special Selection
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Special Selection | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Barrel Aged Special Selection
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Barrel Aged Special Selection | 0,5 l
18,90 Euro1 l costs 37,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Traminer Selection
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Traminer Special Selection | 0,5 l
23,90 Euro1 l costs 47,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Pearl Selection
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Pearl Special Selection | 0,5 l
21,90 Euro1 l costs 43,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Special Selection 20th Anniversary
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Special Selection 20th Anniversary | 0,5 l
17,99 Euro1 l costs 35,98 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Muskat Ottonel 12 Jahre
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas 63 Muscat Ottonel 12 Years | 0,5 l
39,90 Euro1 l costs 79,80 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Grozdova Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Grozdova Rakija Magnum
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Grozdova Rakia Magnum | 1,5 l
31,90 Euro1 l costs 21,27 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Muskatova Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Muskatova Rakia | 0,7 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 24,14 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Muskatova Rakija 7 YO
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Burgas Muskatova Rakia 7 YO | 0,7 l
19,90 Euro1 l costs 28,43 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Grozdova Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 21,29 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Spetsialna Special Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Special Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Muskatova Rakija
Black Sea Gold Pomorie Pomorijska Muskatova Rakia | 0,7 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 24,14 Euro
Peshterska Grozdova Rakija
Peshterska Grozdova Rakia | 0,2 l
-13%3,49 Euro100 ml cost 1,75 Euro
Peshterska Grozdova Rakija
Peshterska Grozdova Rakia | 0,5 l
-9%9,99 Euro1 l costs 19,98 Euro
Peshterska Grozdova Rakija
Peshterska Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
11,90 Euro1 l costs 17,00 Euro
Peshterska Grozdova Rakija
Peshterska Grozdova Rakia | 1 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 16,90 Euro
Peshterska Otlezhala Rakija
Peshterska Otlezhala Rakia | 0,7 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 18,43 Euro
Peshterska Otlezhala Rakija
Peshterska Otlezhala Rakia | 1 l
17,90 Euro1 l costs 17,90 Euro
Peshterska Spezial Rakija
Peshterska Grozdova Special Rakia | 0,7 l
Sold out14,99 Euro1 l costs 21,41 Euro
Peshterska Muskatova Rakija in Geschenkbox
Peshterska Muskatova Rakia Gift Box | 0,5 l
15,99 Euro1 l costs 31,98 Euro
Peshtera Kailashka Grozdova Rakija
Peshtera Kailashka Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 18,43 Euro
Peshtera Kailashka Slivova Pflaumen Rakija
Peshtera Kailashka Plum Rakia | 0,7 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 18,43 Euro
Peshtera Kailashka Muskatova Rakija
Peshtera Kailashka Muskatova Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Vinprom Targovishte Muskat Special Selection Rakija 3 YO
Targovishte Anniversary Muscat Special Selection Rakia 3 YO | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
 Targovishte Anniversary Muskat Special Selection Rakija 5 YO
Targovishte Anniversary Muscat Special Selection Rakia 5 YO | 0,5 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 31,80 Euro
Troyan Traditions Rakija Geschenkset
Troyan Traditions Rakia Gift Set | 0,15 l
10,99 Euro100 ml cost 7,33 Euro
Troyan Yunashka Plodova Rakija
Troyan Yunashka Plodova Rakia | 0,5 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 25,80 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Rakija
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Rakia | 0,7 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 21,29 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO Stara Trojanska Sliwowitz
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO | 0,5 l
Sold out14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO Stara Trojanska Sliwowitz
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO | 0,7 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 24,14 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO Geschenkset
Troyan Troyanska Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO Gift Set | 0,7 l
19,90 Euro1 l costs 28,43 Euro
Troyan Teteven Slivova Rakija
Troyan Teteven Slivova Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Troyan Teteven Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO
Troyan Teteven Otlezhala Slivova 3 YO | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakija 7 YO
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakia 7 YO | 0,5 l
19,90 Euro1 l costs 39,80 Euro
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakija 7 YO Geschenkset
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakia 7 YO Gift Set | 0,5 l
Sold out22,90 Euro1 l costs 45,80 Euro
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakija 7 YO Geschenkset Keramikbecher aus Troyan
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakia 7 YO Gift Set Ceramic | 0,5 l
26,90 Euro1 l costs 53,80 Euro
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakija 7 YO
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakia 7 YO Double Magnum | 3 l
-17%99,99 Euro1 l costs 33,33 Euro
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakija 7 YO in edler Pflaumenholzkaraffe
Troyan Stara Troyanska Slivova Rakia 7 YO Plum Wood Decanter | 0,5 l
69,99 Euro1 l costs 139,98 Euro
Troyanska Slivova Chachanska Lepotica Rakija
Troyanska Slivova Chachanska Lepotica Rakia 2019 | 0,5 l
Sold out24,99 Euro1 l costs 49,98 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Slivovitz Special Reserve 25 YO
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Special Reserve Slivovitz 25 YO | 0,7 l
89,90 Euro1 l costs 128,43 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Jubiläums Slivovitz 70
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Anniversary Slivovitz 70 | 0,5 l
70,00 Euro1 l costs 140,00 Euro
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Rakija Family Reserve 1989
Troyan Troyanska Slivova Family Reserve 1989 | 0,7 l
199,90 Euro1 l costs 285,57 Euro
Troyan Chereshova Kirsch Rakija
Troyan Chereshova Cherry Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Troyan Vishneva Sauerkirsch Rakija
Troyan Vishneva Sour Cherry Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Troyan Kaisieva Aprikosen Rakija
Troyan Kaisieva Apricot Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Troyan Stara Kaisieva Aprikosen Rakija 5 YO
Troyan Stara Kaisieva Apricot Rakia 5 YO | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Balkan Kaisieva Aprikosen Rakija von Vinprom Troyan.
Troyan Balkan Kaisieva Apricots Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Troyan Praskovena Pfirsich Rakija
Troyan Praskovena Peach Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Troyan Krushova Birnen Rakija
Troyan Krushova Pear Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Troyan Williams Krushova Birnen Rakija
Troyan Krushova Williams Pear Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Troyan Yabülka Apfel Rakija
Troyan Yabülkova Apple Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Troyan Otlezhala Yabülkova Apfel Rakija
Troyan Otlezhala Yabülkova Apple Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Troyan Dyuleva Quitten Rakija
Troyan Dyuleva Quince Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Troyan Mirabellen Rakija 3 YO
Troyan Mirabelle Plum Rakia 3 YO | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Karnobat Aristocrat Rakija
Karnobat Aristocrat Vintage Rakia | 0,5 l
20,90 Euro1 l costs 41,80 Euro
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakija von Vinprom Karnobat im alten Design.
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakia PET | 0,2 l
-13%3,49 Euro100 ml cost 1,75 Euro
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakija von Vinprom Karnobat im neuen Design.
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakia | 1 l
17,90 Euro1 l costs 17,90 Euro
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakija von Vinprom Karnobat im neuen Design.
Karnobatska Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 18,43 Euro
Karnobatska Muskatova Rakija
Karnobatska Muskatova Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Karnobat Grozden Muskatova Rakija
Karnobat Grozden Muskatova Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Karnobatska Special Selection Rakija
Karnobatska Special Selection Rakia | 0,7 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 21,29 Euro
Karnobat Kehlibar Rakija
Karnobat Kehlibar Rakia | 0,7 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 22,71 Euro
Karnobat Kehlibar Reserve Rakija
Karnobat Kehlibar Reserve Rakia Gift Box | 0,5 l
Sold out17,90 Euro1 l costs 35,80 Euro
Karnobat Perlova Rakija
Karnobat Perlova Rakia | 0,7 l
Sold out14,90 Euro1 l costs 21,29 Euro
Khan Krum 1939 Otlezhala Rakija aus der Schwarzmeerregion in Bulgarien.
Khan Krum 1939 Otlezhala Rakia Gift Box | 0,5 l
27,90 Euro1 l costs 55,80 Euro
Khan Krum Grozdova Special 13 YO Rakija aus der Schwarzmeerregion in Bulgarien.
Khan Krum Grozdova Special 13 YO Rakia Gift Box | 0,5 l
27,90 Euro1 l costs 55,80 Euro
Diadova Usukanitza Rakija vom Weingut Menada.
Menada Diadova Usukanitza Rakia | 0,7 l
Sold out14,90 Euro1 l costs 21,29 Euro
Minkov Brothers Muskat Ottonel Rakija
Minkov Brothers Muscat Ottonel Rakia | 0,5 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 33,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Aprikosen Rakija
Rakia Isperih Kaisieva Apricot Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Isperih Kaisieva Aprikosen Rakija Special Reserve
Isperih Kaisieva Aprikosen Rakia Special Reserve | 0,5 l
24,90 Euro1 l costs 49,80 Euro
Ein Isperih Slivova Pflaumen Rakija Premium Reserve aus Nordostbulgarien.
Isperih Slivova Pflaumen Rakia Premium Reserve | 0,5 l
24,90 Euro1 l costs 49,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Birnen Rakija
Rakia Isperih Krushova Pear Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Grozdova Rakija
Rakia Isperih Grozdova Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Grozdova Rakija 3 Jahre gelagert
Rakia Isperih Grozdova Rakia 5 YO | 0,5 l
Sold out15,90 Euro1 l costs 31,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Kirsch Rakija
Rakia Isperih Chereshova Cherry Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Pflaumen Rakija
Rakia Isperih Slivova Plum Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Rakia Isperih Quitten Rakija
Rakia Isperih Dyuleva Quince Rakia | 0,5 l
14,90 Euro1 l costs 29,80 Euro
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakija
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakia PET | 0,2 l
-13%3,49 Euro100 ml cost 1,75 Euro
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakija
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakia | 0,7 l
12,90 Euro1 l costs 18,43 Euro
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakija
Villa Yambol Yambolska Grozdova Rakia | 1 l
16,90 Euro1 l costs 16,90 Euro
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Rakija
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Rakia | 0,5 l
15,90 Euro1 l costs 31,80 Euro
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Special Selection Rakija
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Barrel Selection Rakia | 0,5 l
18,90 Euro1 l costs 37,80 Euro
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Special Selection Rakija Box
Villa Yambol Straldjanska Muskatova Special Selection Rakia Box | 0,5 l
Sold out19,90 Euro1 l costs 39,80 Euro
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakija 7 YO
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakia 7 YO | 0,7 l
Sold out24,90 Euro1 l costs 35,57 Euro
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakija 15 YO
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakia 15 YO | 0,7 l
Sold out29,90 Euro1 l costs 42,71 Euro
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakija 21 YO
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakia 21 YO | 0,7 l
Sold out39,90 Euro1 l costs 57,00 Euro
Bonidex Trakischer Aprikosen Rakija
Bonidex Tracian Apricot Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Bonidex Thrakische Pflaume Rakija Sliwowitz
Bonidex Thracian Plum Rakia | 0,7 l
13,90 Euro1 l costs 19,86 Euro
Peshtera Feinschmecker Set
Peshtera Gourmet Set | 2,1 l
-12%32,32 Euro1 l costs 15,39 Euro
Feinschmecker Set für Kenner
Gourmet Set for Connoisseurs | 3,3 l
-9%58,85 Euro1 l costs 17,83 Euro
Rakija Feinschmecker Set
Rakia Gourmet Set | 3,1 l
-9%57,75 Euro1 l costs 18,63 Euro
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakija 7-21-15 YO
Vinex Preslav Pliska Rakia 7-15-21 YO Set | 2,1 l
Sold out94,70 Euro1 l costs 45,10 Euro
Grüne Woche Rakija Set Burgas
Green Week Rakia Set Burgas | 1,7 l
-9%38,83 Euro1 l costs 22,84 Euro
Grüne Woche Rakija Set Sliwowitz
Green Week Rakia Set Sliwowitz | 1,9 l
-10%36,63 Euro1 l costs 19,28 Euro

Rakija - the national drink of Bulgaria

Rakia is a traditional Bulgarian fruit brandy. Almost no Sunday meal in Bulgaria goes by without the tasty Rakia rounding off the meal. Tourists know the rakia served by local restaurants and kitchens all too well. "Rakija" is much more than just a fruit brandy. It is a cultural asset and a symbol of the Bulgarian zest for life. Many Bulgarians associate it with identity-forming qualities. It has a position similar to beer in Bavaria or the Riesling in the Palatinate. Whether Sofia, Varna or Burgas: Bulgaria's idyllic cities invite you to relax and linger in the sun. But if you want to get to know Bulgaria from its culinary side, you won't get around the Rakia. It is traditional, tasty and exhilarating - a real ambassador of Bulgaria.

The production of Rakia - the Bulgarian purity promise

The fruit brandy Rakia is more a work of art than a drink. Because its production is complicated and subject to strict rules. The Bulgarian laws regulate the production very comprehensively. They are comparable with the German purity law for beer. Only those fruit brandies that meet the valid regulations may be called Rakia. This is justified: Bulgarians are proud of their national drink and are reluctant to compromise on quality. This would harm the extraordinary excellence of the fruit brandy. There are countless types of "Rakija" that mature in old oak barrels. Real connoisseurs taste the quality of the wood. The better the oak barrels are, the finer the taste of the Rakia.

Burning Rakia- a Bulgarian national sport

There are over 1,600 private distilleries in Bulgaria. In the centre of the small buildings are imposing boilers that exude the smell of overripe fruit. Copper bells are enthroned on their front, whose branches lead to coolers. The apparatuses are of simple design and allow for rapid production. The fruits are first cooked in barrels - then they are heated in the copper bell. A true balancing act: because the fire must radiate a constant heat. Strong fluctuations in temperature would make the schnapps inedible, and in extreme cases could even be harmful to health. The fruits are crushed and form a mash. The heat produces steam, which rises and then liquefies in the cooler. There the finished Rakia drips into a container. Each burner has its own recipe, which it strictly protects. Important factors are the temperature of the fire, the time of renewal of the fruit and the sugar content.

Slivovitz - King among Rakija

The most famous Rakia is Slivovitz - a fruit brandy based on plums. If you want to enjoy a really good Slivovitz, you can find it in our online shop. The quality of Rakia  depends on various factors. The art of making Slivovitz is the harvesting of plums. The time of harvesting must be adjusted exactly to the ripening of the plum. In late summer, the plum trees in Bulgaria hang full of fruit. If the plums are picked too early, they do not contain enough sugar. If the harvest is done too late, fermentation starts while still on the tree. Then the Slivovitz develops a sour note. If you value excellence, you will benefit from our high-quality Rakia varieties. In our online shop, we offer you only excellent Rakia, which exemplify traditional production. A quality that convinces even long-established Bulgarians and critical gourmets.

The Rakia varieties at a glance

There are countless varieties of Rakia. Memorize the names well. Then you will always know which Rakia it is. We will explain the terms:


Plum: slivova / slivovitsa
Grapes: grozdowa / grozdowiza / muskatova / anasonlijka
Grapes: djibrova / djibrovitsa / schlyokawitsa
Apricot: kajsiewa
Peach: praskowa
Pear: krushova
Apple: jabalkova
Mulberries: chernicheva
Quince: djulewa
Fig: smokinova
Cherry: cherezhova
Several fruits: plodowa

No matter whether Slivovitz, Krushova or Smokinova: each Rakia captivates with individual aromas. Which Rakia you choose is purely a matter of taste. We recommend that you try out the different varieties one after the other. In our experience, a preference for a particular fruit develops over time. Although the Rakia in our assortment differ in taste, they all have one thing in common: excellent quality and the typical attitude to life, which can otherwise only be found in Bulgaria itself.

No Bulgarian cuisine without Rakia

The Bulgarians cultivate a tradition that originated in Turkey: The meze (also: mese). The custom is characterized by the serving of small dishes. These are usually cold and resemble Spanish tapas. The Rakia is an essential part of this eating tradition and should not be missed. The comfortable sitting together with cultivated conversation and regular consumption of Rakia is an expression of the Bulgarian joy of life. Because what would a convivial gathering be without a good drop of Rakia? In Bulgaria, Rakia is the first thing on the table, together with the salad. It is often the traditional Schopska salad that is served as the first dish. It consists of onions, parsley, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and grated sheep's cheese. The Bulgarians enjoy the Rakia in small sips and talk about their day. The first course therefore takes half an hour. During the main course the Rakia slowly moves into the background. Bulgarian beer and aromatic wine replace its position. Of course a sip of Rakia "in honour" is never to be refused. That's why the fruit schnapps always fights its way back to the table.

Rakia - a drink rife with tradition

In Bulgaria the local farmers originally burned their Rakia themselves. The production volume depended on various factors. If the harvest was good, the farmers preserved the excess fruit with alcohol. They enjoyed the resulting fruit schnapps during dinner together. Many Bulgarians still maintain this custom today. The quality of self-distilled Rakias varies greatly. This depends on the abilities of the individual, which is why a purchase in a delicatessen shop, for example our online shop, is preferable. We only sell high quality rakija and slivovitz, which comes from certified sources. In most cases it is the well-tried distilleries that have earned their place in our assortment by consistently high quality. Besides traditional varieties, our assortment also contains modern variations. After all, it is the variety and adaptability that makes the Rakia so special.

Rakia - the traditional home remedy

Rakia has an exceptionally high position in Bulgarian culture. Mixed with water, Rakia is known to kill bacteria and disinfect wounds. No wonder that children in Bulgarian villages still get Slivovitz drizzled on their football injuries, which granny just keeps giving. Rakia is a real all-rounder that not only impresses in culinary terms. The Balkan schnapps has a high coolness factor, but is also not to be sneezed at in traditional terms. This popular drink is a must after a stressful working day and is served with dinner. Many Bulgarians swear by the disinfecting effect of Slivovitz: the fruit brandy is still considered an excellent household remedy in many households. In combination with warm water and some lemon squirts, the Rakia can also be enjoyed warm on cold days. And to the delight of all Rakia fans, the Bulgarian national drink contains only a few calories compared to conventional schnapps. Because of the many properties of Rakia, Bulgarians christened the drink "aqua vitae". The Roman word means translated "water of life". A successful name for a drink that determines Bulgarian life so much.

A festival for Rakia

The fruit brandy Rakia is an integral part of Bulgarian culture. In the centre of Bulgaria, every year in autumn, there is a festival in honour of the Rakia: The Oreshak. The locals flock en masse to the small city park. Here, Bulgarians celebrate in traditional costumes. They drink, eat and laugh. At the same time they enjoy a few sips of the home-made brandy. Since private distillers compete with each other, there is an annual competition. Before the Rakia bottle is replaced, one takes a sip of water. This is to preserve the natural aroma of the next fruit variety. The plum brandy traditionally served at the Oreshak festival is mixed with herbs and has a very strong taste of its own. The Bulgarian government would like to have the Rakia recognised as a "traditional drink" within the EU. At least the very least for those fruit brandies whose production is based on grapes. The Bulgarian Ministry of Economy shares this view. After all, the Rakia is a national drink based on fruit. And these grow in abundance in Bulgaria.

Rakia - a schnapps steeped in history

The Rakia is a brandy that originally comes from Turkey. It spread in Bulgaria in the 17th century and has since become a national cultural asset. The triumphal procession of the Rakia began with the liberation of Bulgaria from the Turks in 1878. Bulgaria was now sovereign and needed a constitution. But even before the constitution was drawn up, the People's Assembly passed a law on wine and spirits. This came into force in 1879. This act of the young Bulgaria says a lot. Because even the constitution plazed second fiddle to the Rakia. In the recent past, the Bulgarians have been fighting for recognition of the Rakia as a "traditional product" by the EU. This would have the advantage of lowering the excise tax and making industrial burners more competitive. The same would apply to local farmers who grow the necessary fruit.

Rakia from the Bulgaria Online Shop

In the Bulgaria Online Shop you will find traditional Rakia, with an exquisite, traditional taste. Whether fruity Williambrand, Slivovitz, noble brandy made from apricots or traditional plum brandy: We know which Rakia is convincing. Some of our Rakia have been stored for 25 years or more in high-quality oak barrels. The aromas change with the fruit used. Many Rakia have a mild aftertaste with vanilla nuances and a delicate oak taste. Our many Rakia variations open up a taste experience that will delight even hardboiled gourmets. Immerse yourself with us in the world of Rakia - we bring Bulgaria into your home!