Hungarian language term for a fruit fire; which derive from the Slovak verb páliť (cook, boil = distill ). The name Pálinka first appeared in the 16th century. From around this time, spirits are consumed as a drink. Today this is one origin protected Term for a fruit brandy, which must be 100% Hungarian fruit, bottled in Hungary and one alcohol content of more than 37.5%.
Since 2004 only Hungary and the four Austrian states Burgenland. Lower Austria. Styria and Wien the right to designate the corresponding products as pálinka. In contrast to Hungary, the name Barackpálinka in Austria may only be used for apricot brandy.
In Hungary there are different names depending on the type of fruit used, such as Almapálinka (from apples), Barackpálinka (apricots or apricots), Cseresznyepálinka (cherries), Körtepálinka (pears), Szilvapálinka (plums or plums), Törkölypálinka rape ) and Vegyespálinka (different types of fruit). See also a complete list of high-proof alcoholic beverages under the keyword spirits,