Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Bulgaria's Simeon I Rakia Brandy - Various Descriptions

I have gathered reports on a Rakia called Simeon I (A Former Bulgarian Tsar). I have seen it many times standing on shop shelves in Bulgaria, it stands out as it has a very decorative label. I have not had the chance to try it as there are too many homemade rakias that are drunk at home rather than commericial rakia.

The quotes I have given are from various sources, obviously most are trying to sell the product, but it does give you a description of this interesting mass produced Rakia, not too much about the qualities of the actual drink though.

.....A fine grape rakia under the name of The Tsar Simeon I is available in many online stores and in high street shops and supermarkets, not only in Bulgaria but worldwide......

.....The bottle is just as interesting as the rakia and this makes ia an attractive gift is visiting friends and family for a special ocassion.....

......There is a wide variety of alcoholic drinks at very moderate prices.
The 'rakia' (brandy) is the national drink. It is made of grapes, apricots or plums. There are different brands. (A bottle of Tsar Simeon rakia, among the most expensive ones, costs $8.....
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