Dear Curious Readers,
Let’s avoid any boring intro and go straight to the fact: Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn, gebrande wijn or "burned wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine.
Pálinka is a traditional double distilled eau-de-vie produced mainly in Hungary,
Why making an extra article whereas fruit brandies already have a full dedicated page?
Because Palinka is ...
Brandy is a word I am sure you keep bumping into all the time, and even if you're not into learning about fine liquors. English movie anyone ? Fancy a brandy, my dear ?
But are you sure about what it means and encompasses ?
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