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Taste Hungarian Whisky, Gin, Pálinka

Budapest, Hungary

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Experience hosted by Miklós

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Please meet and taste the Hungarian national spirit, PALINKA! We can say Vodka for the Russians, Whisky for the Scottish, Gin for the English, Zubrowka for the Polish and Becherovka for the Czechs, but always PALINKA for the Hungarians! In Hungary, please accept our invitation to taste what the locals taste.

The manufacture of PALINKA from Hungarian origin fruit spirit is not only the merging of old and protected traditions with modern techniques, it is a process of creation, in which the role of the local artisans is no less important than it was centuries ago.

Near Agard, where on the shore of Hungary’s third largest lake, Lake Velence, there is a manor surrounded by fruit trees, where spicy sour cherry, apricot, ripened plum, juicy cherry and many other healthy fruit scents delight visitors. This place, Sreiner manor has been the home the Agard Distillery for fifteen years.

We will visit Agardi Distillery, which is only a 45 minutes drive from Budapest. During our journey, we will explain why PALINKA is an important part of the history and culture of Hungary. On this tour we will taste Lángos (deep fried dough) 7 different types of PALINKA , 1 Agardi Liqueur and 1 whisky.

If you would like to try out other wine tasting tours of ours all over Hungary go to: www.airbnb.com/winehungary
Other things to note
You must be over 18 years. If you would like to book this experience on a day which is not listed in the calendar or you would book it more than for 6 people please feel free to contact me.
Please meet and taste the Hungarian national spirit, PALINKA! We can say Vodka for the Russians, Whisky for the Scottish, Gin for the English, Zubrowka for the Polish and Becherovka for the Czechs, but always PALINKA for the Hungarians! In Hungary, please accept our invitation to taste what the locals taste.

The manufacture of PALINKA from Hungarian origin fruit spirit is not only the merging of old and protected traditions with moder…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    7 different pálinka+1 liqueur
    soda water+finger foods, Transport.<br /...
From $68
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Miklós

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 5 Reviews
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After hosting some of the most rewarding wine tasting events in Budapest per Airbnb customer evaluations, we (Erika and Miki) decided to bring our passion for the traditional Hungarian spirit, PALINKA to you! We are very proud of this national treasure and our mission is introduce you to PALINKA via a taste event at one of Hungary’s best distilleries. Our tasting and judging experience with PALINKA has included visiting distilleries inside the borders of Hungary as well as those in nearby countries. We are certain that we have found the best PALINKA distillery, Agardi Distillery.

If you would like to try out other wine tasting tours of ours all over Hungary go to: www.airbnb.com/winehungary
After hosting some of the most rewarding wine tasting events in Budapest per Airbnb customer evaluations, we (Erika and Miki) decided to bring our passion for the traditional Hungarian spirit, PALINKA to you! We are very proud of this national treasure and our mission is introduce you to PALINKA via a taste event at one of Hungary’s best distilleries. Our tasting and judging experience with PALINKA has included visiting distilleries inside the borders of Hungary as well as those in nearby countr…
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Where you'll be

Lake Velence region offers circumstances for fruit growing trully resembling of that of the Garden of Eden, however we cannot exploit nature greedily, without control. Healthy, ripened fruit must be distilled with the most perfect possible procedure, and our objective to reach the maximum quality sets limitations on quantity: Agárdi fruit spirits are released with individually numbered bottles, in limited quantity.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Barbara
December 2019
Miki & Erica are great hosts and genuinely seem to love sharing their knowledge of wine and spirits in Hungry. We enjoyed our time tasting and learning about Palink. Miki was very patient answering all ur questions. Definitely recommend this tour.
Miki & Erica are great hosts and genuinely seem to love sharing their knowledge of wine and spirits in Hungry. We enjoyed our time tasting and learning about Palink. Miki was very…
Clay
November 2019
I have had several great experiences through Airbnb and this was easily the best of them all; a true highlight of the trip to Hungary for my wife and me. My only regret is that I cannot give more than 5 stars! The Pálinka we tasted was wonderful, and we were presented a unique variety to taste which really highlighted the diversity of fruits and different qualities of this spirit. We enjoyed the Pálinka even more than expected, and bought several bottles to bring home. Although we were most interested in the Pálinka as it is a distinctly Hungarian experience, we also tasted a whiskey and gin which were very good as well. Miklós and Erika were wonderful hosts, experts on the subject matter of Pálinka (and knowledgeable about wine and other spirits as well) and made it a very personal and engaging experience. They made us feel personally welcome and were conversational in answering our questions about Hungarian culture more generally as well. They made helpful recommendations on other things we should see and do during our stay in Budapest as well. We felt a personal connection and like we made new friends, and would recommend this experience most highly.
I have had several great experiences through Airbnb and this was easily the best of them all; a true highlight of the trip to Hungary for my wife and me. My only regret is that I c…
Adrian
August 2019
The Palinka tour was a great experience. Located a little outside of Budapest the distillery produces great varieties of Palinka with unmistakable taste. Our guide was very experienced with all sorts of produce of that winery and could explain every detail of its production. A must see, if you want to experience Hungarian tradition of alcohol. Thx Miklós
The Palinka tour was a great experience. Located a little outside of Budapest the distillery produces great varieties of Palinka with unmistakable taste. Our guide was very experie…
Leah
May 2019
My husband and I had an amazing time with Miki and Erika! We drove out of the city to a beautiful distillery, tasted a wide variety of Pálinka and other liquor, and got to tour the distillery. Miki was very knowledgeable and both he and Erika were wonderful to talk to about Pálinka and Hungary in general. They even took us down by the lake afterwards so we could take some pictures of the scenery. We truly could not have had a better experience.
My husband and I had an amazing time with Miki and Erika! We drove out of the city to a beautiful distillery, tasted a wide variety of Pálinka and other liquor, and got to tour the…
Julia
April 2019
I would recommend this tour to everyone! Miklós and his wife are very nice and a great companion. You can feel comfortable with them and as if you’ve known them for a long time. Also, does Miklós have a great knowledge about wine as well as Palinka. You won’t get bored and interesting and funny chats are included. The distillery we went to is small and thus the whole tasting very individual and informative. They offered us great Palinka and other spirits and liquors from their range. So if you want to gain a new and unique experience in Budapest, you definitely have to go on a trip with Miklós and his wife.
I would recommend this tour to everyone! Miklós and his wife are very nice and a great companion. You can feel comfortable with them and as if you’ve known them for a long time. Al…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Your curiosity for the Hungarian spirit