BELA (translated as “white”) is a clear and clean rakija od šljiva (plum rakija) made from a 50-50 blend of hyperlocal, handpicked Čačanska rodna and Čačanska lepotica plums, both native to the region of central/southern Serbia.
Like our PRVA, BELA is a classic rakija procured through rigorously traditional processes, faithful to a heritage that goes back hundreds of years.
ith a lower alcohol by volume than PRVA, BELA it is a clean, floral beverage, and gentle on the palate. Though abundant with fruit, it is also pleasantly dry and ridiculously easy to drink.
BELA is reminiscent of slivovitz from more northern European neighbors like Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, but with a distinctive nose and taste that, and in our opinion, just puts anything comparable to shame.
In a blind tasting at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the judges agreed, and awarded it a double gold medal! This is a drink you can sip, slightly chilled like a grappa, and opens entirely new possibilities in the realm of cocktails.