Maraska slivovitz is a pure natural brandy made by special fermentation and distillation of the finest ripe blue plums grown in the rich soil of the adriatic hinterland the second largest plum-growing area in the world. Slivovitz is the common name for croatian plum brandy from the former yugoslavia. Traditionally this spirit has been double-distilled and has been famous since the middle ages. 40% abv the fruit comes from tress no less than 20 years old and the mash is fermented for 3 months in large 2 000-gallon tanks. After a second distillation it is matured in specially treated 500-gallon oak casks for a minimum of 2 years. Kosher slivovitz is made under strict kosher guidelines that allow this brandy to be kosher for passover.