EC registers geographical indication for Hungarian spirit Madarasi birspalinka
Madarasi birspalinka may be produced in commercial palinka distilleries located in Bacs-Kiskun County, the EC said. The quince used as the basic ingredient may originate from this area only, it added.
The high average temperature and plentiful sunshine of Bacs-Kiskun County and the loose sandy soil which heats up quickly give the quince an excellent environment.
The expertise used in processing the quince involves post-ripening, so that the aroma materials in the fruit concentrate further, giving the palinka its unique flavour.