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Buy slivovitz online?

ahaa Oct 15, 2011 05:26 PM

Anyone knows any good place to buy plum brandy online?

  1. EvergreenDan Oct 16, 2011 05:28 AM

    DrinkUpNY has Clear Creek. Surprised they don't have others. http://www.drinkupny.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=plum+brandy&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0

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      zin1953 Oct 16, 2011 09:09 AM

      This depends completely upon where you live.

      I presume you here in the US. If shipping wine across state lines is problematic (at best), the laws covering the shipment of spirits can be even more difficult. As with wine, it is ALWAYS illegal to ship using the US Postal Service. Some states will permit shipments; some states will not. Some states will permit shipping *within* the state, but not across state lines. You can ship into some states, not others . . . and on and on and on.

      Beverages, and more! -- see http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductList.aspx?Ntt=Slivovitz&N=0&Ntx=mode%2bmatchall&Nty=1&D=Slivovitz&Ntk=All&Dx=mode%2bmatchall -- carries six (6) different versions, and will ship to some locations. They have, in alphabetical order, Badel (Croatia), Jelínek (Czech Republic), Luxardo (Italy), Manastir (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Maraska (Croatia), and Navip (Serbia).

      Hi-Time -- http://www.hitimewine.net/istar.asp?a... -- has 10 different kinds.

      The list goes on . . . .


      14 Replies
      1. re: zin1953
        ahaa Oct 17, 2011 09:44 PM

        Thank you, guys. Is it worth buying? Have you tasted it? People say it has excellent taste, especially European. I can't make up my mind: to buy it or not!

        1. re: ahaa
          ferret Oct 17, 2011 09:47 PM

          It tastes like jet fuel to the uninitiated.

          1. re: ferret
            DuchessNukem Oct 17, 2011 10:25 PM

            LOL. Concise, and accurate, description.

            1. re: ferret
              ahaa Oct 19, 2011 02:43 PM

              Why do you, ferret, say it tastes like jet fuel to the uninitiated? Is there something I should know before I taste it? Is it its strongness or widely praised fruit aroma? What is it best known for?

              1. re: ahaa
                Chris VR Oct 19, 2011 02:49 PM

                Are you asking about a different kind of slivovitz than the one you discussed previously at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/694194#5966629 and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6591... ? If you like it, drink it and don't worry what other people think of it.

                1. re: Chris VR
                  ahaa Oct 19, 2011 04:38 PM

                  :-) I just wanted to hear other people's opinions. Do you like it, Chris VR?

                  1. re: ahaa
                    Chris VR Oct 19, 2011 09:03 PM

                    I've never tried it.

                2. re: ahaa
                  ferret Oct 19, 2011 02:50 PM

                  It can be very, very harsh on the palate. There are any number of brands out there, and while I've never had one that was "mild" they can range from harsh to caustic. My Eastern European dad was never without a bottle in his liquor cabinet and his friends would throw back shots whenever they visited. I also had some Serbian buddies back in my college days and they loved their slivovitz, but even the thought of it now burns a hole in my esophagus.

              2. re: ahaa
                penthouse pup Oct 18, 2011 02:13 PM

                Try Trimbach's Mirabelle instead--it's plum brandy from Alsace...Excellent (I keep it in the freezer)...

                1. re: penthouse pup
                  zin1953 Oct 19, 2011 07:21 AM

                  I, too, prefer Alsatian and/or Swiss eaux-de-vie to Slivovitz. And my grandfather *always* had Slivovitz in his house!

                  1. re: zin1953
                    ahaa Oct 19, 2011 02:45 PM

                    Yes, grandpa's slivovitz. I feel very warm about it. I don't know why.

                    1. re: ahaa
                      zin1953 Oct 19, 2011 07:45 PM

                      I may have fond thoughts, but they are mostly about my grandfather. I would MUCH rather drink Etter or Trimbach . . .


                      1. re: zin1953
                        JennyNich Nov 3, 2011 08:58 PM

                        Thank you, guys, for this emotional approach: I associate it with the same motives as well. It does have a soul.

                2. re: ahaa
                  StriperGuy Nov 4, 2011 12:53 PM

                  I LOVE the stuff, but I also love Grappa so...

                  That said, to my 2 generations removed eastern european palate, the stuff really does have soul!

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