About Bulgarian Spirits

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

Perea Apricot Brandy
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Confected aromas of butterscotch, apple, wildberry candies, strawberry shortcake, and mixed berry pie filling with a round, crisp, fruity light body and an effortless, delightful, medium-long blackberry fruit roll-up, chocolate taffy, agave, and dried apricot finish. Electric waves of intense fruits are packed into this flavor-trip of an eau de vie; a very fun spirit to mix in cocktails or sip neat to celebrate.
Awards: 2018 Best Fruit Brandy
93 points $25 Best Buy
Flirt Vodka
86 points
Best Buy
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
6th Sense London Dry Gin
83 points
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.