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Slivovitz or Slivovitsa (/slvvts/; Serbian: шљивовица, Bulgarian: сливовица, Czech: slivovice, German: Sliwowitz, Bosnian: ljivovica, Croatian: ljivovica, Hungarian: sligovica, Italian: slivovitz, Macedonian: сливова, Polish: liwowica, Romanian: libovi, Slovak: slivovica, Slovene: slivovka, Yiddish: , Ukrainian: слив`янка) is a distilled beverage made from Damson plums.[1] It is frequently called plum brandy,[2] and in the Balkans is part of the category of drinks called rakia. In Hungary and Slovakia it is part of the category of drinks called Pálinka (in Hungary; also used in Romania) or Pálenka (in Slovakia), which are essentially the same as Rakia.
Slivovitz is produced in central and eastern Europe, both commercially as well as homemade. Primary producers are in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria.

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