Rakija in comparison to Vodka.

Vodka is no nonsense pure drink. It’s easy to see why it became popular around the world.

Flavour and smell of Rakija is more sophisticated than those of Vodka. They’re fruity and subtle. I am beginning to like Rakija.

Northern Slavs would have come up with a drink such as Rakija. Plums, apricots and other fruits were too dear to be used in distillation. Instead we used grains – rye, oats, wheat. Ukrainians used sugar beet-root.