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RAKIA LIST

   Rakia is the traditional drink of Bulgaria and the Balkans. It is a clear alcoholic beverage made by the distillation of fermented fruit. It has a high alcohol content varying anywhere between 40% and 60%+ ABV making it quite a potent drink. There are different types of rakia, all depending on what fruit it is made of (grapes, plums, apricots, pears, apples, cherries, figs, quinces). In Bulgaria, rakia made from grapes (like Italian grappa) is the most popular, but slivovitza (rakia made from plums) and also apricot rakia are also very popular. Rakia is most commonly made from grapes and is a limpid, crystal-clear liquid with an intense aroma and the fine unmistakable flavour of the fruit it is made from.

In Bulgaria rakia is a part of everyday life, and somehow the country wouldn't be the same without it. "Rakia and Salad" is a combination unsurpassed and is the most traditional complement of food and drink. For many generations rakia has been made in the Bulgarian villages. Nowadays more and more of it is being commercially produced in distilleries.

BULGARIAN RAKIA:

BLACK SEA GOLD DISTILLERY

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BURGAS 63


A benchmark Bulgarian rakia of great mildness & richness of taste.


£2.10 for 25 ml 

£40.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

BURGAS 63 BARREL AGED


The fine Muscat aroma of this rakia is complemented 3 years barrel ageing.


£2.30 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

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BURGAS 63 TRAMINER


Aromatic premium rakia made of 100% Traminer grapes & aged for 5 years. 


£2.50 for 25 ml 

£50.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

POMORIYSKA MUSCAT


Pleasantly aromatic clear rakia with intense aroma & subtle taste of ripe Muscat. 


£1.90 for 25 ml

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

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POMORIYSKA SPECIAL


A special edition rakia made by distillation through French pot stills, gentle & smooth


£1.90 for 25 ml 

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

BURGASKA MUSKAT


Made from high quality Muscat Ottonel grapes, golden yellow colour, very smooth & aromatic.                                              

£1.90 for 25 ml

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

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ALAMBIC SPECIAL EDITION


Precisely distilled in French copper pots, a unique aromatic character combined with the mellowing effect of 5 years aging in oak barrels, long multi layered finish.


£3.00 for 25 ml 

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

VINI SLIVEN

SLIVENSKA PERLA


Distilled from the Bulgarian grape variety Perla, with soft taste & a distinctive delicate flavour.                                              

£2.20 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

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KARNOBAT DISTILLERY

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KEHLIBAR


Exceptional balance of taste, gentle amber colour, ripe fine Muscat aromas & soft oak tones. 


£1.80 for 25 ml 

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

ARISTOCRAT


A refined rakia for connoisseur, gentle, soft & harmonious, aged for 3 years in white wine oak barrels.


£2.50 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

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KARNOBATSKA


A grape rakia combining elegant design, unique taste & its own intriguing identity.


£1.70 for 25 ml 

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

KARNOBATSKA 3 YEAR OLD


Rich & complex, made of Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay & Ugni blanc & matured for 3 years.


£2.10 for 25 ml

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

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CHATEAU COPSA

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ROSALZA 5 YEAR OLD


One of our favourites, distilled from Karlovski Misket grape in a pot still & aged for 5 years in oak casks,

it combines superbly the very ripe fruit, pronounced oak notes & soft velvety finish, estate bottled.                    


£2.50 for 25 ml 

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

ROSE VALLEY SPECIAL SELECTION


Made of Karlovski Misket & Muscat Ottonel, distilled in copper pots & aged for 3 years in oak barrels. Light amber colour & delicate muscat notes on the nose & palate.


£2.10 for 25 ml

£55.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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EDOARDO MIROGLIO

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EM GOLD


Distilled in special Alembic copper stills of selected grapes Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc. Intense floral aromas with delicate vanilla notes, the taste is smooth & elegant, enhancing the warm finish .                 


£2.50 for 25 ml 

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

RAKETA

RAKETA APRICOT


Pure & soft flavoured apricot rakia from Isperih region, intense fragrance of fruit & lovely mellow finish.


£2.30 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

     

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RAKETA PLUM


Aromatic, gentle & exceptionally fresh rakia made from 100% Stanley plum variety.   


£2.30 for 25 ml 

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

RAKIA HONEY


Based on a high quality plum distillate with added herbs & honey, unique of its kind.  


£2.30 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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TROYAN DISTILLERY

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TROYANSKA PLUM MATURED


Signature plum (slivovitz) rakia, distinctive flavour & dark amber colour from the 3 years in oak.               


£2.00 for 25 ml 

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

ISPERIH DISTILLERY

APRICOT SPECIAL RESERVE


Made from a reserve high quality distillate of apricots from the varieties Silistra, Marculesti & Hungarian, grown by the river Danube & aged for 3 to 5 years in 225 liters French oak barrels. Attractive aromas of oak, vanilla, coconut & tobacco, full bodied, with long & complex taste & smooth elegant finish.


£3.00 for 25 ml

£55.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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PLUM PREMIUM RESERVE


Made from a reserve high quality distillate of Stanley plums, then aged for 3 to 5 years in 225 litre French oak barrels. Intense notes of plums, black fruits, oak & mocha, long complex finish.


£3.00 for 25 ml 

£55.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

QUINCE PREMIUM RESERVE


Made from a reserve high quality distillate of quinces grown in Isperih region & aged for 3 to 5 yeats in small French oak barrels, notes of overripe quince, vanilla & caramel, very well balanced. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£55.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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EDNĀ

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EDNĀ


A small, honest, craft Bulgarian rakia project, containing 3 different high quality wine distillates – 9, 7 & 4 year old. Characterized by gentle aromas of vanilla, hazelnuts, carnations, roses, lavender & fine Muscat.          


£3.00 for 25 ml 

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

DOMAINE BOYAR

BOLGARÉ


A new rakia by Domaine Boyar made from carefully selected grapes & matured for 2 years in oak barrels to obtain a light amber colour, fruity finesse & optimal balance. Pure, intense & exceptionally fresh.


£1.70 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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KORTEN DISTILLERY

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KORTEN LIMITED SELECTION 5 YEAR OLD


Made of carefully selected Muscat Ottonel grapes & distilled under special conditions for an optimum expression of this variety potential. Aged in Bulgarian oak casks for 5 years for a great finesse of flavour.


£2.60 for 25 ml 

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

PESHTERA DISTILLERY

PESHTERSKA MATURED


Aged for 6 months in oak barrels, with its typical amber colour, delicate soft texture & fine taste. 


£1.70 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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KAILASHKA


The taste tells a timeless story full of fascinating aromas & flavours of its Misket & Ugni Blanc grapes.


£1.70 for 25 ml 

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

YAMBOLSKA


A pale gold harmoniously flavoured grape rakia with refined & well balanced character.


£1.70 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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CHEF RADICHEV

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SHAFRANTIYKA


A rare unique saffron macerated Muscat rakia made by the recipe of chef Stanimir Radichev – very interesting & exotic aromas & flavours, especially suitable for the saffron taste fans.


£3.30 for 25 ml 

£95.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

KARABUNAR DISTILLERY

KULTURNA CHILLI


A one of a kind rakia that offers a different style, made of 100% Red Misket and bottled with Bulgarian chilli peppers, very food friendly & a perfect choice both with the meal & as a digestive.


£2.40 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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DOMAINE MENADA

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DYADOVA USUKANITZA


A rakia with old traditions, fine, mild & fragrant follow grandpa’s old recipe. 


£1.80 for 25 ml 

£45.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

TCHERGA MUSCAT


A famous brand rakia made with care & attention, irresistibly soft taste & multi layered long finish .


£2.40 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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KHAN KRUM DISTILLERY

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KHAN KRUM MUSCAT


Made from 100% Muscat Ottonel grapes & aged in small Bulgarian oak casks for 18 months. 


£2.00 for 25 ml 

£45.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 

OLD KHANRUMSKA APRICOT


A new edition apricot rakia made with care to preserve the soft flavours & lovely fragrance of the fruit.


£2.20 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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OLD KHANKRUMSKA PLUM


An excellent plum rakia, amber coloured, rich & harmonious, with intense plum aromas & flavours.


£2.20 for 25 ml 

£40.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 

13 YEARS OLD


A high quality grape rakia made from Dimyat & Riesling & aged for 13 years in small Bulgarian oak  casks. Attractive yellow golden colour, intense aromas & soft delicate long lasting finish.               

£2.40 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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1939 SPECIAL EDITION 10 YEAR OLD


A special edition grape rakia made only from Riesling & Chardonnay, distilled through alambic copper

still & aged for over 10 years in 500 ltr Bulgarian oak casks.


£2.60 for 25 ml 

£50.00 for a bottle of 500 ml 


MACEDONIAN RAKIJA

TIKVEŠ DISTILLERY

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LOZOVA ŽOLTA


The most popular Macedonian grape rakija by far. Smooth character with complex & refreshing bouquet, intense oak, honey & cinnamon notes, mellow & long lasting finish. 


£2.20 for 25 ml 

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml 


SERBIAN RAKIJA

DESTILERIJA ZARIĆ

NOSTALGIJA DUNJA QUINCE 3 YEAR OLD


A rare premium Quince rakija made from locally grown hand-picked quince fruits & aged for over 3 years in old barrels. Intense aromas of quince combined with gentle oak notes, delicate fruit flavours and harmonious long after taste. It pleases both the soul and the bod, evokes sincere and deep feelings.         

      

£3.00 for 25 ml

£75.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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MAGIJA KAJSIJA APRICOT 3 YEAR OLD


Only the heart of ripe apricots are fermented & distilled into a magija – a crystal clear 100% natural apricot rakija with gentle, complete & harmonious taste & great length on the palate. A rakija that will awaken the feeling that you are eating fragrant & juicy apricot fruits.


£3.00 for 25 ml

£75.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

KRALJICA SLIVOVITZ PLUM 7 YEAR OLD


Made from 100% finest old rakija plum varieties Požegača, Ranka & Trnovača that are most prevalent in the Kosjerić area, double distilled (prepečenica) & aged for 7 years, transparent amber colour & rich, intense aromas of plums & vanilla, full bodied harmonious fruit taste & a very long oak aftertaste.      

      

£3.00 for 25 ml

£75.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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NIRVANA VILJAMOVKA PEAR 3 YEAR OLD


From the very first sip, you feel like you are experiencing a nirvana - the aroma & taste of the pears is so well preserved that it really feels like you have a piece of Williams pear in your mouth while drinking it. Characterized with great intensity, purity & an extremely long aftertaste. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£75.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

OPSESIJA RASPBERRY 2 YEARS OLD


A unique & rare of its kind & quality rakia with 18 kg of ripe raspberries used for the production of a single bottle. It is aged for 2 years in inox steel vessels - crystal clear with a full & gentle raspberry scent, strong & expressive on the palate with a rich intense finish. 

      

£4.50 for 25 ml

£120.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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BUKOVO MONASTERY

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BUKOVSKA LOZOVA


Made by the monks of 100% Black Tamjanika grape, a unique rakia with very pronounced aromas & flavours, extremely pleasant & mild achieved by careful double distillation & aging for 2 years. 


£3.80 for 25 ml

£70.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

BUKOVSKA PREPEČENICA PLUM


Made of local Serbian plum varieties by double distillation in cauldron pots. The fragrant complex notes of ripe plums are discreetly enriched with aromas of Serbian oak barrels.

      

£3.50 for 25 ml

£65.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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DESTILERIJA HUBERT 1924

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HUBERTOVA DUNJA QUINCE BARRIQUE


Made from carefully selected fully ripe quince fruits grown in the region of Vojvodina, hand-picked, fermented & double distilled in a traditional pot still, then aged for 2 years in oak barrels. It exudes purity of taste, exceptional balance of the aromas & very intense mellow quince finish. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

HUBERTOVA KAJSIJA APRICOT


An outstanding apricot rakija produced by following the old recipes of the distillery masters to achieve distinctive pronounced aromas & impeccably clean taste. The fruits go through a process of long controlled fermentation & double distillation getting the taste of authentic grandmother’s apricot jam.

      

£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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HUBERTOVA VILJAMOVKA PEAR


A premium Williams pear rakija produced from carefully selected fruit & traditionally distilled through a pot still without a column. Characterized with exceptionally strong & intense aroma & flavour of Williams pears & harmonious long aftertaste. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

DESTILERIJA VESIĆ

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DUNJA QUINCE


Made from selected quince fruits, light yellow, intense, pleasant & clean aromas , harmonious aftertaste. 


£2.50 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

SLJIVA PLUM


Dark golden amber coloured rakija, subtle & gentle plum aromas, full & harmonious taste.

      

£2.50 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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VILJAMOVKA PEAR


Clear Williams pear rakija with distinctive full & rounded taste, clean & very aromatic.


£2.50 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

DESTILERIJA ZLATNA DOLINA

SLJIVOVICA PLUM 12 YEAR OLD


A sljivovica (plum) rakija of supreme quality made from the best local Serbian plum varieties in a traditional way in a pot still without a distillation column. Its production is based on a very long family tradition & supreme craft inherited through the generations in the family. Aged for 12 years in oak barrels. 

      

£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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DESTILERIJA STARA PESMA

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KAJSIJA APRICOT 3.5 YEAR OLD


A very premium & stylish double distilled apricot rakija, intense fruit notes in great balance with the notes coming from the oak ageing. The nose is characterized with excellent apricot, fig, caramel, vanilla, almond & hazelnut notes. The taste is round & develops exuberantly on the palate with a very good harmony. 


£4.00 for 25 ml

£85.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

BOSNIAN RAKIJA

MONOGRAM DISTILLERY

VILJAMOVKA PEAR BARRIQUE AGED


A highly sophisticated Williams pear rakia from one of the leading distilleries in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Exceptionally intense aroma & very saturated strong taste of pears – bright, fresh, recognizable & unique. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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JABUKOVACA APPLE BARRIQUE AGED


A unique & rare oak aged apple rakija, very intense aromas & flavours of ripe apples & white flowers combined with noble notes of oak, vanilla & roasted nuts. A product of traditional craftsmanship & art. 


£3.00 for 25 ml

£80.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

ROMANIAN ŢUICĂ

ZOLMYR DISTILLERY

SABER PRUNE


Created for the ones who appreciate a balanced & fine taste, with a well-defined plum aroma & long taste. 


£2.30 for 25 ml

£40.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

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SABER APPLE


For the ones who believe in the first fruit of the Eden Garden, with wonderful baked apple notes. 


£2.30 for 25 ml

£45.00 for a bottle of 500 ml

GEORGIAN CHACHA

DUGLADZE DISTILLERY

CHACHA CLASSIC (50%ABV)


Only native Rkatsiteli & Mtsvane grapes are used to make this traditional Georgian spirit of high alcohol content. Crystal clear in appearance with a floral bouquet & a vivid intense finish. 


£3.20 for 25 ml

£85.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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CHACHA AGED (50%ABV)


Made by double distillation of Rkatsiteli & Mtsvane grapes by traditional Georgian method & aged for 6 months in oak barrels to obtain distinctive herbal & vanilla aromas. 


£3.30 for 25 ml

£85.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

TURKISH RAKI

YENI RAKI


The world’s most popular rakı that represents a 500-year-old culture, made by processing carefully selected fresh & dried grapes & the addition of high-quality aniseed. 


£2.40 for 25 ml

£60.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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EFE FRESH GRAPE


Made from fresh grapes only & triple-distilled to achieve the quality that is appreciated by even the most demanding raki connoisseurs. 


£2.10 for 25 ml

£50.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

TEKIRDAG


Made from selected grapes & aniseed from the Cesme region - with its soft palate & unique taste, Tekirdağ has gained the admiration of all rakı lovers, including female consumers.


£2.60 for 25 ml

£65.00 for a bottle of 700 ml

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