Troyan plum rakia

Troyan plum rakia

Plum tree

The favorable climate conditions in the area of the city of Troyan are a natural prerequisite for the development of arboriculture, mostly of plums. The Troyan plum is the main ingredient in the production of the famous Troyan plum rakia.



The Czech joint-stock company “RUDOLF JELÍNEK”, headquartered in Vizovice, is one of the largest producers of fruit distillates in Europe.

Traditions in the production of fruit distillates in Vizovice date back to 1585, while the company itself was founded in 1894 and it is mostly known today for its plum rakia, which has had enormous success not only in the Czech Republic, but across the world as well.

History of “VINPROM –TROYAN”

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“VINPROM –TROYAN” is the historical successor of the rakia-production traditions in the region of Troyan. Founded in 1948 as a section of the State spirit monopoly, with its main field of activity being related to the production of Troyan plum rakia, as well as apple rakia, with the company also responsible for the trade of its products. In order to fulfill these goals, the company had several well equipped distilleries in different villages across the region and one trade storehouse in the city of Troyan itself.

RUDOLF JELÍNEK – spirit drinks and distillates

“RUDOLF JELÍNEK” is one of the largest producers of spirit drinks and distillates in Europe. The firm’s trademark product is the slivovitz – Cezch plum rakia of the highest quality.

The company also produces various untraditional distillates – Mirabelle plum, blackberry, blackcurrant and others. The top products of “RUDOLF JELÍNEK” are the rakias from the Kosher series.

Troyan plum rakia with centuries of tradition

The production of Troyan plum rakia has traditions that date back centuries, originating behind the walls of the Troyan monastery.

With great care and respect towards the past, “VINPROM TROYAN” has kept and developed these long-held traditions up to today.



“VINPROM - TROYAN” AD is the Bulgarian national leader in the production of natural fruit distillates and rakia.

The company purchases more than 5,000 tons of fruit every year, which are then processed under a special traditional technology that preserves the genuine flavor and fragrance of the Troyan Plum Rakia.

Plum distillates form over 90% of the company’s total production, which also includes products made from apricot, apple, pear and cherry distillate.