A record number of 48 pálinka (brandy) houses entered 400 pálinkas to win the 2020 title.
The best pálinka was selected based on the judgment of 32 experts, who this year handed out 18 champion titles, along with 71 gold, 175 silver and 113 bronze medals.
Three houses won an award for most successful pálinka distillery from the Pálinka National Council: 1 Csepp Pálinka (1st place), Lunczer Pálinka House (2nd place) and Zimek Pálinka Manufactory (3rd place).
The Olives Irsai Pálinka of Szicsek Pálinka Distillery won the title for best pálinka available in Hungary above 10,000 bottles, while the title of “Best Pálinka” was won by the kadarka pálinka of Brill Pálinka House in Tolna County.
At the award ceremony each year, the Pálinka National Council awards three pálinka makers with a life-time award for their outstanding work in the field. This time, the award was given to Sándor Font, Member of Parliament, László Piros and László Varga.