Rakija Biska, Martesi

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Experience Istrian Excellence: Biska Brandy
Indulge in the allure of this exquisite drink, meticulously crafted from the aromatic Malvasia grape variety. Immerse your senses in the fragrance of freshly pressed grapes and the delicate essence of mistletoe, creating an unforgettable impression. Elevate your moments with the exquisite taste of Istria in every sip.

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About Biska by Martesi

Biska, a traditional brandy, is widely embraced across various regions in Istria for its medicinal qualities.

Martesi Biska strives to preserve the authentic healing properties of mistletoe, transforming its consumption into an unforgettable experience.

Crafted from fragrant, high-quality brandy primarily made from the Istrian grape variety Malvasia, Biska captivates the senses with the aroma of freshly pressed grapes and the delicacy of mistletoe, leaving a lasting impression.


Base Brandy Raw Material: Brandy from Malvasia grape pomace and aged pomace from Teran.

Main Ingredients of the Liqueur: Yellow mistletoe.

Base Brandy Distillation: Double distillation on a hand-forged copper alembic with the separation of the head and tail of the brandy.

Aging: One year in stainless steel tanks.

Aroma: The intertwining aroma of mistletoe and grapes that lingers.

Alcohol Content: 39.00%.

Made in Istra recommends enjoying Biska at room temperature with a fine cigar or as a digestif.

Interesting Facts:

While various mistletoe species exist, Biska employs yellow mistletoe in its production. Yellow mistletoe, a parasitic plant that thrives on its host, utilizes it as a "root," performing photosynthesis through its leaves. Its small, round berries, akin to blueberries in size, are exceptionally sticky, contributing to its Latin name - Viscum - as it was historically used as a bird-catching adhesive. The Celts revered it as a sacred plant. While the highest quality mistletoe grows on oak, it can adapt to other trees with soft bark, often carried there by birds.

White mistletoe is also widespread and extensively explored in herbal medicine. However, it has a sharper and less pleasant taste compared to the mild, sweet, and subtly aromatic yellow mistletoe, which, when combined with brandy, creates a distinctive identity and a lingering aroma that lasts well beyond the last sip.

For Martesi Biska, the leaves are harvested in the Istrian region in June, before the fruit appears, and during flowering when the concentration of oils and aromas is at its peak.

About Martesi Distillery

The distillery started working in 2012. From the very beginning, driven by the incredible energy of the owner Davor Turković, with every distillation, maceration, collection and cultivation of herbs and grapes, the Istrian distillery Martesi strives to get closer to the territory, smells, tastes, and customs of Istria. Distillery Martesi represents a passionate upgrade of a tradition with a wish that the achieved level becomes a new heritage, on which it is possible to build and create again. Martesi is also the toponym of the vineyard and orchard where the first fruits for the production of rakija were harvested, and where the grapes for their premium product vignac grow today. Awarded with a wonderful location, they create a premium distillate from traditionally preserved varieties - Malvasia and Muscat Rose of Poreč. They also develop distillates based on local aromatic herbs and fruits, which opens up new possibilities that they explore every day, where the special motivation is to show that rakija can be a noble distillate, alongside the world's best distillates.

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