About Bulgarian Spirits

Rakia, a fruit brandy, is the most famous spirit from Bulgaria. With an alcoholic level of 40%, this is made in several versions, some clear, some with golden colors. Flavors vary as to they type of fruit - plums, figs, cherries, etc. - are used.

Other spirits, such as vodka, whiskey and vermouth, are also produced in Bulgaria.
Top Picks for Bulgaria
Domaine Boyar
Biserna Muscat
Clear. Floral aromas of white potpourri, frosting, and peach tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy and clean, plum, grape, and mineral finish. Very nicely composed and attractive flavors.
91 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Black Ram
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of grain, heather, and orange zest with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle, bread and citrus jam accented finish.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Bright pale clear color. Delicate, grainy aromas and flavors of wet grain, lemon creme fraiche, raisin bread, and peppercorns with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, breezy powdered sugar, gelatin candy, figs, and wet stones finish. A solid, all-purpose vodka.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
6th Sense
London Dry Gin
Clear bright clear color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon zest and meringue and pepper dust with a glycerous, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length lemon oil, lemon pepper and lemon thyme, and menthol finish. A very lemony and neutral, lemon vodka like gin.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab