First Pálinka Series by Gábor Simonyi – Kaposvár

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 Gábor Simonyi – Managing owner  of GáBor and Pálinka House – Kaposvár.

This riport covers some of Gábor’s pálinka and calls to visit Kaposvár to see the landscape of its rich history left behind from the past.

The back side to Gábor’s first name has a combination … Gábor is Gabriel in English, but in Hungarian the Gábor name can be split into two. The second part spelling  “bor” stands for “wine” in English. So all in all i.e. GáBor Wine and Pálinka House.

Gábor is the vice-chairman of the Wine and Pálinka Muster Organisation. His ambitious goal is to elevate the amazing Hungarian Pálinka. Gábor as a native Kaposvár inhabitant, strive to give folks of Kaposvár the opportunity to enjoy Pálinka from their region.

The different fruit trees grown on the sunshine plan at  Somogy county and are closed into the bottles of flavoring in rich tasty pálinka. It’s no secret and has to be mention, Gábor’s pálinka were superb and really delicious.

Gábor fruits are taken to the Brill Pálinka House for wage distillery and Gábor is present at every step and supervision. Around 12 different pálinka were out to taste at the last day of the OMÉK 2019 Hungexpo Fair and were extremely popular by the visitors during the day.

 In brief  as Gábor said: Q.: “The recipe to a good pálinka is of wonderful tastes and scents, a combination of the carefully picked fruit, the well made mash, the competence of the destiller expert and last but not least the passion”

Sour Cherry Pálinka 42 % – The base is the fully ripe deep red colored grape sour cherry from Újfehértó…its fresh ripe sour cherry fragrance with the craggy core characters of the marzipan, a truly deep, masculine relish a favorit among many ladies. Quince Pálinka 44 % – Three different types of quince fruits are responsible for the smack of this wonderful Quince-Couveé…the combination of Leskovaci – , Vranja and the one with huge fruits: Cydora Robusta provides a long and thrilling aftertaste. Golden Apple  Pálinka 42% – Its elegantly moderate sweet taste carries citrussy characters…The golden peel gently tasty. Bedded Golden Apple Pálinka 41%“Gábor’s liquid gold”  that is how the colleagues call it…amazing Golden Apple Pálinka with raw apple slices, with several exchange of the bed during the process,its taste lasts for a long time. Vilmos Pear Pálinka 44% – The ripe yellow fruit beautifully appears in the sweet odour of this pálinka…It is a characteristic and harmonic drink with a sweet sour relish, which was awarded „best of the series”. Packhams’s Triumph Pear Pálinka 44% – Spicy redolent, from the ripe yellow-green juicy melting butterpear…Comes with a sweet sour taste and its long lasting, spicy smack is enchanting. Fétel Apát Pear Pálinka 44% – Pear with a French origin, its snow-white fruit pulp is juicy… its sweet and spicy taste charms… perfect for an autumn sunset. Wildpear Pálinka 44% –  It is mildly spicy, has a sourness that is typical for wild fruits, has a gentle seed smack, a long lasting aftertaste. Hungarian Apricot Pálinka with its 42% – Pálinka made out of Hungarian apricot from Gönc, its ingratiating fragrance and taste has a reminder of the scent of an apricot tree flower.

Basically the Hungarians are fond of the Apricot and Plum pálinka, but beside these two, other fruit pálinka are getting more attention and popular. Naturally, his invitation does not go out only for the Hungarians, but as he said the foreigners living, staying in Hungary are more than welcome to visit Kaposvár and will not be not disappointed for time being spent there, also dropping by GáBor Wine and Pálinka House and enjoying the sips of several fruity pálinka and/or wines in between whilst looking around the sights of the city.

A word or two about the city of today named Kaposvár … According to the legend of Kaposvár … the city was founded on seven hills (like Rome and Lisbon). The area had already been inhabited by 5000 BC. From around 400 BC, Celtic tribes populated the area. From 9 AD to 107 AD, the city belonged to the Roman Pannonia. In the subsequent years, many people lived there. Mainly German and Illyrian tribes were in that place. In 900, the conquering Hungarians found Slavic and German villages in this land. After the conquest of the Hungarians, the tribe of Koppány settled down in Somogy.

The European railway line from Budapest towards the Mediterranean leads through Kaposvár, so easy rolling on the railways to track Kaposvár.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

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