On 29 November 2018, the Embassy of Hungary presented a “Pálinka Master Class” at the Hungarian Corner in The Hague, Netherlands.
According to the Hungarian Embassy, Kristian Kielmayer, Chairman of the National Pálinka of Excellence Programme presented a special selection of the Hungarian pálinka, and the distinguished guests discovered the unique taste of apricot, blackcurrant, elderberry, grape, plum, apple and sour cherry pálinka.
The event was organized for Dutch experts and gastronomic journalists and opened by Ambassador Kocsis.
The distinctive pálinkas were offered by seven Hungarian distilleries: 1 Csepp, Brill, Csalló, Schiszler, Tarpa, Várda, Zsindelyes. After the tasting traditional Hungarian goulash and strudel were served to our guests.
WHY DRINK PÁLINKA?
There are a lot of reasons for drinking pálinka. You may simply love it, it is a common feature of pig slaughterings, or you might just want to use it against the cold. It is an excellent cure for boredom, too. However, there are more scientific reasons as to why pálinka is good for you, detailed in a video making its rounds on Facebook and YouTube, check out HERE.