Strawberry Distillate (eau-de-vie) Jahodovica Fragarium – S52 (Slovakia)

Strawberry Distillate (eau-de-vie) Jahodovica Fragarium – S52, 52% ABV – 500ml,(Slovakia)

on the tag:

“You may enjoy this unique strawberry-distillate of fabulous quality and taste prepared from the best strawberries grown in the sunny planes of Zitny Ostrov in the south of Slovakia. It is true fruit distillate, made solely of water gushed up from artesian wells.”

  • Style: Eau-de-vie
  • My Rating:  C+
  • Taste Profile: red berries -> intense alcohol rush -> intense warmth/strawberry finish.
  • Where I got it: Legacy Liquor
  • How much: $76, Oct 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to eau-de-vie aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear with a slightly faint shade of pink, 3 pieces of sliced strawberry in the bottle. Intense burning alcohol fumes on the nose mixed with fruity red berries. Tingly tangy red-berry fruit, woodieness, up front, ultra-aggressive alcohol in the background floods the palate, tingly/numbness, followed by intense warmth and a lingering strawberry fruit finish.