History

The production of spirit in Vizovice has an age-long tradition of over  four hundred years. The first written record pointing to the existence  of a distillery can be found in the records of the Vizovice estate dated  1585, even though the entries are related to a later period (mid 17th century). Initially it was especially spirit made of beer dregs; later corn was added to produce rye brandy.

Around the mid 18th  century the famous Slivovitz appeared as a new product. As yet it  featured as a mere sideline product, but as of the beginning of 19th century its manufacture gained significance thanks to state premiums. As yet it featured as a mere sideline product, but as of the beginning of 19th century its manufacture gained significance thanks to state premiums.

Arrival of Jakub Jelínek and Karel Singer in Vizovice

The leading role in the history of brandy production in the Vizovice region was played by two prominent personalities. It was the forefather of the famous family Jakub Jelínek and Karel Singer.

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