Piana Vyshnia, the traditional Ukrainian cherry liqueur, started its conquest from Lviv, Ukraine, and has arrived in Erzsébetváros, Budapest after Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Romania. The liquor store at the entrance to Gozsdu Courtyard on Király Street offers festival vibes all day long. You can both taste and purchase the liquor there.
The city, also known as "Ukrainian Vienna", has a centuries-old history of cherry liqueur making. With the assistance of Georgian entrepreneur and cherry liqueur enthusiast Revaz Charbadze, Piana Vyshnia, the Lemberg cherry liqueur known in Hungarian as "Drunken Cherry" arrived us from Lviv.
We could not imagine a better location for Piana Vyshnia's first Budapest shop than the entrance of Gozsdu Courtyard, the centre of the vibrant party district (13 Király Street), because the brightly coloured venue basically functions as a music bar, where we are offered a decent (1 dl) glass for a reasonable price (HUF 1750), and after a sip or two, we are also served some soaked sour cherry.
We don't exactly have a sweet tooth, so we must highlight that this stuff is highly addictive, not nauseating at all and goes down smooth. The 17.5% alcohol content fits right in, and there are no additives, just pure, genuine, sweet and sour, full cherries that bring back the natural, rustic flavours associated with our grandparents and instantly evoke memories of our childhood.
In addition to the many different sizes of liqueur bottles (0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1 litre), the impressively designed bar pulsating with music also offers Piana Vyshnia souvenirs, but the real attraction – apart from the free tasting – is the regular live music parties, which, together with the cocktail tables out front, create genuine festival vibes in the cosy place.
Long story short, stop by and try Piana Vyshnia, the "Drunken Cherry" if you're in the area, and find out yourself that Piana Vyshnia Budapest is not only the perfect place to buy gifts or get your pre-party groove on but could soon be a major hub for high-spirited parties.
The next thematic event will be the Halloween party on 30 October from 7 pm, with music and a professional photographer, where the most brilliant costume will be awarded!