Spirit of the year 2023

We are thrilled to announce that our premium grape brandy, Katerina Velika has been awarded numerous prestigious awards, including the Double Gold for best grape brandy and Spirit of the Year 2023 from the WWSC London, The Silver medal from IWSC London, the Double Gold for best in category and best packaging design at Spirit Fest Sarajevo and many more.

All these awards recognize excellence in the premium spirits industry, and we are honored to have been selected as a winner. Our Katerina Velika stood among a field of exceptional contenders, thanks to its impeccable taste, exceptional quality and attention to detail.

We take great pride in our premium grape brandy, which is crafted with the utmost care and precision. From the carefully selected ingredients to the meticulous distillation process, every aspect of Katerina Velika has been crafted to perfection.

We are humbled by these recognitions and extend our thanks to the judges for their careful consideration. We also thank our customers for their support and loyalty, which has helped us to achieve such incredible honors.

We invite you to taste the award-winning difference of our premium grape brandy, Katerina Velika which truly represents the pinnacle of what can be achieved through skill and dedication. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing many more successes with you in the future.


Rakija as the elixir of life

The water of life, Firewater, the spirit of Spices – rakija has had many names and forms in the course of history, and it’s popular with a lot of cultures. Although inherently popular in the Southeast Europe, this wasn’t the only location where the glory of rakija was celebrated.

The first to create rakija were probably the Asians, who consumed fermented mare’s milk called kumiss, and through distillation they turned milk into rakija, otherwise known as karakumus.

In the 15th century, rakija was considered the elixir of life. Pharmacists and alchemists alike regarded rakija as a magic potion that elongated the life span.

However, its commercial use started around the 17th century, Louis XIV let vinegar makers produce rakija. Following this, rakija was a drink of choice for strong soldiers, and as the numbers of battles grew, so did the commercial demand for the brandy.

Today, the Katerina Velika rakija invigorates the palette on every occasion and evokes Macedonian tradition with every sip.

KATERINA VELIKA X Youth Senate International

Katerina Velika, as a brand with a big social vision, and the Youth Senate International have established a beautiful and purposeful partnership, well focused on a clear deliverable.

The non-profit organization works on the active involvement of the youth in the society, with emphasis on youth with geographical and economical obstacles by promoting non-formal education and providing opportunities for intercultural learning. The aim of the partnership is to improve the opportunities of young people for international exchange and experience and help empower young entrepreneurs.

More info on the programs and projects: youthsenateinternational.org

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