Artisan Australian Rakija From Our 100-Year-Old Macedonian Recipe

Artisan Australian Rakija From Our 100-Year-Old Macedonian Recipe

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Korea has soju, Chile has pisco and Macedonia has rakija.

At Southern Highlands Distillery, we use a recipe handed down from our great-great-grandfather over a hundred years ago in Macedonia. Experience a unique taste that you’ll be sure to love.

Rakija or Macedonian Fruit Spirit

Rakija is the fire that fuels the Balkans. In Macedonia, it’s the national drink in the form of a grape or plum spirit.

Grape Spirits

The original rakija, grape spirits have been made in Macedonia for centuries. Now this recipe is available in Australia, best served as an aperitif or digestif.

Plum Spirit

Plum is the perfect fruit to make spirits as it has the most sugar. From its rich golden colour and layers of sweet fruit scent comes a delicious, clear spirit that you’re bound to love.

Homemade Rakija

If there’s one thing that all the Balkan nations agree on, it’s that homemade is best. Our rakija is small-batch and original recipe, just as it should be.

Add Rakija To Your Collection

Enjoy these smooth fruity notes that are unique to our special recipes. There’s always a place for rakija in your alcohol cabinet.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.
Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

How to Drink Rakija

A versatile drink, rakija grape and plum spirit can be served chilled to accompany light summer dishes, or even as a Macedonia’s version of a hot toddy – Topla Rakija – to take the edge off the winter.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Macedonian Authenticity For Australians

Our rakija has been passed down from generation to generation, since the recipe was developed by a great-great-grandfather in Macedonia over a hundred years ago. Still kept within the family, we continue to make this rakija on the sloping hills of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Enjoy authentic Macedonian fruit spirit, right here in Australia.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Artisan Spirits

Our rakija is an artisan spirit made of plum and grape, niche and exclusive.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Small Batches

We make very small batches of up to 1000 litres, or 700 bottles, of rakija per year.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Family Business

We use family recipes from the old country and bring them into the present.

Macedonian rakija created by Southern Highlands Distillery.

Australia-Wide Delivery

We supply our rakija directly via couriers, to our customers all across Australia.

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