Quintessence

XI. pálinka- és párlatverseny

The palinka competition developed the biggest!

The palinka competition has been organized by the Cultural Association of Onga six times so far, which history goes back to the year of 2010. First only local people were invited, a year later four counties and 28 settlements with 168 palinka samples were entered by the participants. The number of samples were gradually increasing. 346 in 2012, 785 in 2013 and 1030 in 2014 palinkas and distillates were entered to the jury. The 1000 number of samples in 2015 shows, that this development has not been broken. From 116 settlements, 257 competitors, altogether 1021 samples arrived. An increasing number of foreign samples are arriving gradually. It all goes to show that samples arrived in 2015 from Slovakia, Romania, Poland and Austria. The organizers are really proud of the fact that the competition has gone beyond the borders of Europe and distillates arrived from China.

It has been a professional appreciation to be able to win a prize in the Quintessence Palinka Competition, as in Hungary this competition is the only one where the best distillates could have entered into the world’s greatest distillate competition to the Austrian Destillata with preferential entering conditions.

The members of the jury in 2015 were the following: György Lovassy the president (Palinka technologies), Anikó Adamik (Palinka Manufacture Ltd, Gyula), Attila Csobolya (Varda Drink), Tibor Dezső (Potio Nobilis-Romania), Attila Fabulya (Premium drink shop), Krisztina Főfai, Imre Füstös (Potio Nobilis-Romania), Zoltán Háger-Veres (Aroma Base Ltd), Miklós Hámori, József Hornung (Nobilis Palinka), Zoltán Hornung (Palinka Manufacture Ltd, Gyula), Gábor Kaizer (Agard Palinka), János Komáromi (Tuzsér Palinka Manufacture Ltd.), Frigyes Krausz (Marton és Lanyai Palinka), Edit Krizl (Brill Palinkahouse), Attila Nagy (Brill Palinkahouse), Árpád Nagy (Árpád Palinkafarm), Béla Nyilasi (Komoró Palinka Distillery), Attila Pataki (Palinkapatak Ltd.), Sándor Pucsok (Palinka Distillery, Tiszadada), Beáta Vasas (Palinka Distillery Schiszler), and Tibor Vértes (Agard Palinka).

The ceremonial announcement of the results is going to be 24 January in the Hotel Palace in Lillafüred. There is going to be a ball where you can meet palinka friends, the greatest commercial distilleries, wage distilleries and private distillers in and beyond the borders. There is quite a good turnout. The 500 number of participants were not more just because the volumetric capacity of the Hotel Palace could not allow the participation of other applicants. All the rooms of the hotel were booked months and weeks before the programme.

The division of entered palinkas and distillates in 2015: cow-berries (6), apples (88), pineapples (1), bananas (3), sorbs (6), quinces (58), elderberries (19), elderflower (5), junipers (1), brandy (10), beetroots (4), cherries (37), hips (4), walnut liqueur (7), others (7), other liqueur and distillates (18), forest sour cherries (2), mulberries (10), blackcurrants (16), figs (1), hawthorns (4), water melons (1), apricots (86), blackthorn (18), pears (24), malt (1), mandarins (2), raspberries (15), sour cherries (101), oranges (1), medlars (2), peaches (10), red currants (1), forest sour cherries (8), melon (1), lees (2), dogberries (8), beer lees (3), pumpkin (2), strawberries (8), blackberries (7), plums (124), grapes (152), grapes marc (51), thorns (1), crab-apples (6), wild cherries (10), wild pears (7), wild raspberries (1), wild peaches (1), wild plums (2), mixed (28), William’s pears (41) and celeries (1), celeries-carrots (1).

The entered palinkas are from different 116 settlements: Ajka, Algyő, Alsózsolca, Arnót, Aszód, Balatonőszöd, Barabás, Báta, Bekecs, Békéscsaba, Bélmegyer, Biatorbágy, Bogács, Budapest, Bükkábrány, Bükkaranyos, Celldömölk, Csákberény, Csemő, Cserépfalu, Csomád, Csongrád, Dabas, Debrecen, Dunakiliti, Dunaújváros, Edelény, Eger, Encs, Érd, Felsőtárkány, Forró, Fót, Gávavencsellő, Gdansk (Poland), Gesztely, Gödöllő, Gyöngyös, Győr, Györköny, Győrújbarát, Gyula, Harsány, Hernádcéce, Hidasnémeti, Hollókő, Jobbágyi, Kaposvár, Karcag, Kazincbarcika, Kiskőrös, Kistokaj, Kisvárda, Kokad, Komárno (Slovakia), Komoró, Lajosmizse, Livada, Mályi, Markaz, Mezőcsát, Mikepércs, Miskolc, Mogyoród, Monok, Mór, Múcsony, Muhi, Nagybarca, Nagycsepely, Nagytálya, Nyékládháza, Nyíradony, Nyíregyháza, Onga, Ónod, Ópusztaszer, Perkáta, Pusztavám, Rechnitz (Austria), Qingdao (China), Sajókeresztúr, Sajólád, Sajópetri, Sajószentpéter, Sajószöged, Sarkad, Sárköz (Románia), Sátoraljaújhely, Sepsiszentgyörgy (Romania), Siófok, Somlóvásárhely, Soponya, Sopron, Szár, Szeged, Székelyudvarhely (Romania), Székesfehérvár, Szentes, Szerencs, Szombathely, Szomolya, Tác, Tarcal, Tarján Tatabánya, Tiszadada, Tiszaföldvár, Tiszaújváros, Tiszavasvári, Tuzsér, Újszilvás, Vámosladány (Slovakia), Vámosújfalu, Veresegyház, Vönöck és Záhony.

According to the decision of the jury there were 103 golden diplomas, 238 silver diplomas and 305 bronze diplomas of palinkas and distillates and there were 43 a so called big golden medal for champions.

Summarized, main indexes of Palinka Competitions

Summarized data

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

number of entered samples

41

168

346

785

1030

1021

commercial distilleries

0

33

42

89

254

309

wage distilleries

41

123

286

664

676

603

private distilleries

0

12

18

32

100

109

number of competitors

30

78

111

264

332

257

the number of samples from different settlements

1

29

69

99

126

116

the number of different distilleries of entered samples

18

35

42

65

112

94

gold medals

10

18

19

36

123

103

commercial from them

0

10

1

3

56

44

wage distillated from them

10

8

18

32

61

53

private distilleries from them

0

0

0

1

6

6

silver medals

5

34

68

159

227

238

commercial from them

0

10

5

25

79

82

wage distillated from them

5

24

61

129

135

136

private distilleries from them

0

0

2

5

13

20

bronze medals

13

28

71

190

255

305

commercial from them

0

5

9

30

72

92

wage distillated from them

13

23

60

153

156

181

private distilleries from them

0

0

2

7

27

32

 

The increasing number of entered palinkas made the Quintessence Palinka Competition the biggest in Hungary, which is shown well that beside the representatives of media and local television the territorial television channels were present at the palinka ball, in January in the Hotel Palace in Lillafüred.         The palinka competition has been organized by the Cultural Association of Onga six times so far, which history goes back to the year of 2010. First only local people were invited, a year later four counties and 28 settlements with 168 palinka samples were entered by the participants. The number of samples were gradually increasing. 346 in 2012, 785 in 2013 and 1030 in 2014 palinkas and distillates were entered to the jury. The 1000 number of samples in 2015 shows, that this development has not been broken. From 116 settlements, 257 competitors, altogether 1021 samples arrived. An increasing number of foreign samples are arriving gradually. It all goes to show that samples arrived in 2015 from Slovakia, Romania, Poland and Austria. The organizers are really proud of the fact that the competition has gone beyond the borders of Europe and distillates arrived from China.

It has been a professional appreciation to be able to win a prize in the Quintessence Palinka Competition, as in Hungary this competition is the only one where the best distillates could have entered into the world’s greatest distillate competition to the Austrian Destillata with preferential entering conditions.

The members of the jury in 2015 were the following: György Lovassy the president (Palinka technologies), Anikó Adamik (Palinka Manufacture Ltd, Gyula), Attila Csobolya (Varda Drink), Tibor Dezső (Potio Nobilis-Romania), Attila Fabulya (Premium drink shop), Krisztina Főfai, Imre Füstös (Potio Nobilis-Romania), Zoltán Háger-Veres (Aroma Base Ltd), Miklós Hámori, József Hornung (Nobilis Palinka), Zoltán Hornung (Palinka Manufacture Ltd, Gyula), Gábor Kaizer (Agard Palinka), János Komáromi (Tuzsér Palinka Manufacture Ltd.), Frigyes Krausz (Marton és Lanyai Palinka), Edit Krizl (Brill Palinkahouse), Attila Nagy (Brill Palinkahouse), Árpád Nagy (Árpád Palinkafarm), Béla Nyilasi (Komoró Palinka Distillery), Attila Pataki (Palinkapatak Ltd.), Sándor Pucsok (Palinka Distillery, Tiszadada), Beáta Vasas (Palinka Distillery Schiszler), and Tibor Vértes (Agard Palinka).

The ceremonial announcement of the results is going to be 24 January in the Hotel Palace in Lillafüred. There is going to be a ball where you can meet palinka friends, the greatest commercial distilleries, wage distilleries and private distillers in and beyond the borders. There is quite a good turnout. The 500 number of participants were not more just because the volumetric capacity of the Hotel Palace could not allow the participation of other applicants. All the rooms of the hotel were booked months and weeks before the programme.

The division of entered palinkas and distillates in 2015: cow-berries (6), apples (88), pineapples (1), bananas (3), sorbs (6), quinces (58), elderberries (19), elderflower (5), junipers (1), brandy (10), beetroots (4), cherries (37), hips (4), walnut liqueur (7), others (7), other liqueur and distillates (18), forest sour cherries (2), mulberries (10), blackcurrants (16), figs (1), hawthorns (4), water melons (1), apricots (86), blackthorn (18), pears (24), malt (1), mandarins (2), raspberries (15), sour cherries (101), oranges (1), medlars (2), peaches (10), red currants (1), forest sour cherries (8), melon (1), lees (2), dogberries (8), beer lees (3), pumpkin (2), strawberries (8), blackberries (7), plums (124), grapes (152), grapes marc (51), thorns (1), crab-apples (6), wild cherries (10), wild pears (7), wild raspberries (1), wild peaches (1), wild plums (2), mixed (28), William’s pears (41) and celeries (1), celeries-carrots (1).

The entered palinkas are from different 116 settlements: Ajka, Algyő, Alsózsolca, Arnót, Aszód, Balatonőszöd, Barabás, Báta, Bekecs, Békéscsaba, Bélmegyer, Biatorbágy, Bogács, Budapest, Bükkábrány, Bükkaranyos, Celldömölk, Csákberény, Csemő, Cserépfalu, Csomád, Csongrád, Dabas, Debrecen, Dunakiliti, Dunaújváros, Edelény, Eger, Encs, Érd, Felsőtárkány, Forró, Fót, Gávavencsellő, Gdansk (Poland), Gesztely, Gödöllő, Gyöngyös, Győr, Györköny, Győrújbarát, Gyula, Harsány, Hernádcéce, Hidasnémeti, Hollókő, Jobbágyi, Kaposvár, Karcag, Kazincbarcika, Kiskőrös, Kistokaj, Kisvárda, Kokad, Komárno (Slovakia), Komoró, Lajosmizse, Livada, Mályi, Markaz, Mezőcsát, Mikepércs, Miskolc, Mogyoród, Monok, Mór, Múcsony, Muhi, Nagybarca, Nagycsepely, Nagytálya, Nyékládháza, Nyíradony, Nyíregyháza, Onga, Ónod, Ópusztaszer, Perkáta, Pusztavám, Rechnitz (Austria), Qingdao (China), Sajókeresztúr, Sajólád, Sajópetri, Sajószentpéter, Sajószöged, Sarkad, Sárköz (Románia), Sátoraljaújhely, Sepsiszentgyörgy (Romania), Siófok, Somlóvásárhely, Soponya, Sopron, Szár, Szeged, Székelyudvarhely (Romania), Székesfehérvár, Szentes, Szerencs, Szombathely, Szomolya, Tác, Tarcal, Tarján Tatabánya, Tiszadada, Tiszaföldvár, Tiszaújváros, Tiszavasvári, Tuzsér, Újszilvás, Vámosladány (Slovakia), Vámosújfalu, Veresegyház, Vönöck és Záhony.

The entered palinkas were distillated in 94 different distilleries: : Abaújszántó, Ajka, Algyő, Áporka, Aszód, Báta, Bekecs, Békéscsaba, Biatorbágy, Bogács, Boldogkőváralja, Budapest, Bükkaranyos, Cibakháza, Csongrád, Csurgó, Dabas, Damak, Dunakiliti, Dunavecse, Edelény, Érd, Etyek, Felsőzsolca, Fony, Gdansk (Poland), Györköny, Gyula, Gyula, Hajdúbagos, Halmaj, Harc, Hegykő, Hernádvécse, Ibrány, Iklad, Jánd, Kaposvár, Karácsond, Kazincbarcika, Kecskemét, Kesznyéten, Kézdivásárhely(Romania), Kiskőrös, Kisnána, Kistokaj, Kisvárda, Kokad, Komárom (Slovakia), Komoró, Lajosmizse, Lónya, Maklár, Márkháza, Mezőkeresztes, Miskolc Prekop Pálinkafőzde, Miskolc, Pel-Job Bt., Mogyoród, Mór, Múcsony, Nagycsepely, Nyíregyháza, Nyírtass, Nyirtelek, Onga, Parasznya, Perkáta, Qingdao (China), Sajóhídvég, Sarkad, Sepsiszentgyörgy (Romania), Soltvadkert, Somlóvásárhely, Szabolcsveresmart, Szár, Szeged, Szerencs, Szikszó, Szuha, Tabajd, Tállya, Tarján, Tatabánya, Tényő, Tiszadada, Tuzsér, Újszilvás, Vámosladány (Slovakia), Vámosújfalu, Vásárosnamény, Velem, Veresegyház, Vönöck és Zamárdi.

According to the decision of the jury there were 103 golden diplomas, 238 silver diplomas and 305 bronze diplomas of palinkas and distillates and there were 43 a so called big golden medal for champions.

Summarized, main indexes of Palinka Competitions

Summarized data

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

number of entered samples

41

168

346

785

1030

1021

commercial distilleries

0

33

42

89

254

309

wage distilleries

41

123

286

664

676

603

private distilleries

0

12

18

32

100

109

number of competitors

30

78

111

264

332

257

the number of samples from different settlements

1

29

69

99

126

116

the number of different distilleries of entered samples

18

35

42

65

112

94

gold medals

10

18

19

36

123

103

commercial from them

0

10

1

3

56

44

wage distillated from them

10

8

18

32

61

53

private distilleries from them

0

0

0

1

6

6

silver medals

5

34

68

159

227

238

commercial from them

0

10

5

25

79

82

wage distillated from them

5

24

61

129

135

136

private distilleries from them

0

0

2

5

13

20

bronze medals

13

28

71

190

255

305

commercial from them

0

5

9

30

72

92

wage distillated from them

13

23

60

153

156

181

private distilleries from them

0

0

2

7

27

32

 

 

The increasing number of entered palinkas made the Quintessence Palinka Competition the biggest in Hungary, which is shown well that beside the representatives of media and local television the territorial television channels were present at the palinka ball, in January in the Hotel Palace in Lillafüred.