Rakia (Grappa)

Rakia (Grappa)
It was believed that rakia was first created in the 16th century in the Balkans, the location unknown, but the recent discovery of wording on on a sherd of pottery (Аз пих ракиня на празника - I drank rakinja at the celebration (rakinja being the old word for rakia) indicates its presence in 14th century Bulgaria. This discovery may strengthen the case for rakia's Bulgarian origins and allow its designation by the European Union as a national drink.

Biserna Muskatova Rakia distilled by Domaine Boyar - Sold by Wine Globe.
*Gold Medal (91 pts, Best Buy) from the Tastings Panel 2014 International Review of Spirits
Domaine Boyar Biserna Rakia is expertly crafted, using small-batch distillates of Muscat, Dimiat, Rkatsiteli and the classical Cognac varietal, Ugni Blanc. The Master Distiller has then carefully created a blend that results in this elegant Biserna Muskatova Rakia.

Тази ракия е експертно и ръчно приготвена, използвайки малки серии дeстилати от Мускат, Димят, Ркацители и класическият конячен сорт, Юни Блан. Майстор дистилатор внимателно създава бленда, и елегантният резултат е тази Бисерна Мускатова Ракия.

Peshterska Muskatova Rakia - available ONLY in a 3-packs due to custom designed bottle. Sold by Wine Globe.

*Gold Medal at the Monterrey Int'l Wine Competition 2005
*Gold Medal at the Critics Challenge 2004, San Diego, CA
Peshterska Muskatova Rakia
(Grappa) is obtained from selected grapes. A limpid, crystal-clear liquid with an intense aroma and the fine unmistakable flavor of muskat. This is a premium rakia whose merits should be credited to the high quality of the raw material as well as the particularity of the technological process.

The best after-dinner drink to have is Peshterska Muskat, actually a grappa with a Muscat grape flavor. It is poured from an exotic-looking, long-necked, cobalt blue bottle, and it has a real kick. Las Vegas Weekly

Peshterska Otlezhala Rakia (Black Label) - RATED: 85 points (Highly Recommended)

Golden salmon color. Vanilla and toasted nut aromas, nice oily texture. Dryish, vanilla bean oily nut flavors. Finishes with a lightly sweet powdered sugar and pepper fade. A nice texture and finish. Beverage Testing Institute 2006

Peshterska Specialna Rakia (Red Label)

PESHTERA WINERY is also an acknowledged producer of a range of rakias (grape brandies) that are obtained from selected sorts -- Misket and Muskat grapes -- through a traditional Bulgarian technology. Among the most popular brands in Bulgaria are Peshterska Muscat Rakia, Peshterska Selection Rakia, Peshterska Special Rakia, Peshterska Matured Rakia and Peshterska Grape Rakia.

Mastika Peshterska

Assenovgrad Grape Brandy

Kehlibar Rakia from Karnobat

Yambolska Grape Brandy

Burgaska Grozdova Grape Brandy

Burgaska Grape Brandy Muscat

Pomorie Grape Classic Brandy

Pomorie Grape Brandy Muscat

Pomorie Grape Special Grape Brandy

Burgas 63 Grape Brandy (375 ml)

Burgas 63 Barrel Aged Grape Brandy (375 ml)

Burgas 63 Pearl Grape Brandy (375 ml)

Burgas 63 Traminer Grape Brandy (375 ml)

If you are in Colorado, rakia and wines are available from:

Continental Discount Liquor

If you are in Arizona, rakia and wines are available from:

Yasha from Russia (beer and wine store only)
10240 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 347-6055

Greenway Market & Liquors
3502 W. Greenway Rd # 9
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 978-9294

668 N 44 ST #188

Track Market & Liquor
1502 W. Bell Rd Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-8104

13815 N 7th ST
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Silesia Brands, Inc. -Fine Beverages Distributor-
phone: 480-980-4080
fax: 480-839-1229
twitter: @silesiabrands

If you are in California, please call us for rakia and wines availability and locations at (800) 209-9997:

New and easy to find in stores:

Los Angeles Jons Marketplace 14 stores

San Diego Keg'N Bottle

Sorrento Valley Keg N Bottle

Concord Monument Wine & Spirits

Daly City Greek Imports

Berkeley Ledger Liquor Store

El Cerrito Jay Vee Liquors

Los Gatos Bascom Liquor & Food

Cupertino Coach House Wine & Spirits

San Mateo Hillsdale Market next to Aladdin Market

San Francisco (convenient 19th Ave & Irving St. location): Handy Market

San Francisco (inner Richmond): 17th & Balboa Grocery

also try 828 Irving Market near the Golden Gate Park

San Rafael Dandy Market

Sacramento Corti Brothers

Santa Rosa Bottle Barn

FREE SHIPPING on 12 bottle cases and $6 S&H is added to the price of half case (6 bottles x .750ml)! We ship only by the case (12 bottles x .750ml) or half case (6 bottles x .750ml), there are no hidden charges. You can order any combination of our wines and if you are in CA we will pay the sales tax.