I’ve found that people outside of Eastern Europe are shamefully ignorant of the joys of slivovitz. To spread enlightenment, let me advise you that it’s a strong plum brandy, traditionally home-produced, and it’s the staple spirits in my area. This means that at family gatherings, everyone from youths to grandparents would drink it. So do I, of course. Read more about the slivovitz experience in this article or even better, get yourself some!