Šimić Distillery is a family business founded in 1995. Located in the heart of Slavonia, the Šimić family maintains the tradition of producing quality fruit brandy. It covers an area of 17 hectares, of which 7 hectares are under pear orchards, 7 hectares of plums, 3 hectares of an accumulation lake and a distillery for processing fruit into fruit distillate.
The main activity of the craft is the production of fruit and 100% natural fruit brandies and a tourist offer with the characteristics of experiential tourism and ethnological peculiarities.
A dream that has become a reality…
The best varieties of Viljamovka pear were poured into brandy blessed with the intoxicating honey aroma of fruit, the softness of the most refined “spirits”, while those significant 38 volumes per cent of alcohol blended perfectly into a harmonious whole. Brandy is – in short – which in terms of harmony, softness and richness of aromatic profile is valued on the domestic market. The palette of brandies was complemented by Šljivovica, an extremely harmonious brandy in which the fruit can be felt in the nose and on the palate, as well as Jabukovača.
Great drinks, therefore, have a story, stimulate emotions, passion and aesthetic values but the ultimate achievements are in constant re-examination.
“Water of Life”
The word brandy is of Arabic origin and comes from the word “al-rak”, which in free translation means sweat. The word reached our region with the Turks in the 14th and 15th centuries. Knowledge of the distillation process spread rapidly throughout Europe, and the production of distilled alcoholic beverages called “water of life” began in many countries.
The importance of quality, not quantity!
You enjoy top-quality brandy and you don’t know why it’s so special – it’s a colourful history and way of production. Our biggest advantage is organic fruit growing, 100% natural product and high quality. The process of production of distilled beverage has been known since ancient times, and new technologies enable the production of high-quality brandy.