pálinka

HUNGARIAN SPIRITS PALINKA AS A “HUNGARICUM” II. THE EFFECT OF TAX-FREE PRODUCTION IN HUNGARY AND IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

by Imre Milán Harcsa Palinka is a traditional Hungarian fruit spirit prepared exclusively by the distillation of fruit mash or fruit pulp. As an alcohol product, it is subject to the Act CXXVII of 2003 on Excise Duties and Special Regulations on the Distribution of Excise Goods amended several times. The…

Hungarian spirits pálinka as a “Hungaricum” I.

by Imre Milán Harcsa, András Nábrádi & Ildikó Tar The history of alcoholic distillation dates back over thousands of years. Spirits arrived in Hungary by the mediation of foreign countries, and were used as medicine in the royal court already in the XIV. Century. The first written presence of the…