365 Drinks: #39 Bran Palinca de Prune (Romania)

Palinca de Prune
Palinca de Prune

Vampire fuel

Driving out of Bucharest and into vampire county, Transylvania. But what do people drink up there besides blood? A short check online revealed that it is time for a good old palinka. I haven’t had one since Hungary. Dracula’s very own distillery (Bran distillery in the town that supposedly has the count’s castle) produces fine plum palinka with 50% alcohol. I ordered it at a bar and it came in a container that looks like a mana potion (that of course I had to take with me).

It was slightly yellow and had a strong alcohol taste. The taste was plummy with quite a strong alcohol aftertaste. Overall, the blood sucker did a good job, bleh bleh.

(This big shot cost us a whopping 8 lei–1.80€–at some crappy bar in Brasov, but when we visited Mr Dracul’s castle in Bran the next day, the kind vendors had marked it up to 20 lei–4.55€! Blood suckers indeed.)

6.5

The Breakdown


Taste
6
Aroma
7
Drinkability
6
Alcoholic Punch
7



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