This kind of double distillation keeps its simple taste in M&S plum brandy (prepecenica).
Ageing is placed in the oak barrels made of special oak wood, which has been carefully chosen from the carpenter’s workshops of the great handyman Dragojlo Simic. Easy ageing the taste and the color are developed and they are very specific for plum brandy (prepecenica) so that anyone who taste the aroma of old oak barrels and stone cellars become a great worshipper of the old was plum brandy(prepecenica). Cornel brandy, juniper brandy and herbal brandy. During years of ageing, plum brandy (prepecenica) loses some of its alcohol volume and strength, on a yearly level 4% volatilize from the oak barrels. All of the non-abiding substances leave by this process, and the most quality ones which give a unique harmony of taste stay.
The old M&A juniper, the old M&S cornel and the old M&S herbal brandy are the products made in exact model which presents the secret of their structure.
Milorad and Stojanka Simic know thoroughly the production of brandy and have the nose and palate, capable to differ the great number of different tastes.
After 5 years of brandy ageing, they expertise the products which are brought, in order to decide which are going to be brought back to the ageing for another five years so that after ten years a final product is got (final natural plum brandy).
They decide in which cellar and in which barrels the process of ageing of the brandy is going to be performed. Some technology is being changed, but the traditional taste and quality need to stay the same. Only that way, in each drop of the old brandies from the Simic cellar, love and the strength of the ancestors will beat.
The most beautiful fruit of nature cornel and juniper are, by unique taste joined the Simic family with plum brandy, according to the recipe which is known only to them. The most beautiful ingredients from cornel and juniper are all joined together with the most beautiful ingredients of plumb and give the harmony of taste which is impossible to describe.
God gave to Kokosica healthy and clean area, for circling the growing up of plumbs, over the picking up, fermentation, broiling to getting of the final product.
The geographic position of Tara and Zlatibor, where specific streams flaws, met from different direction, is a simple and gives to brandies something special to feel.
Especially soft climate of this part of Tara around Bajina Basta gives to the brandy a unique taste and favor connected to the traditional family recipe give a brandy with a unique taste, which, with its strength, elegance and harmony, are on the top of the world famous drinks. The other tradition, skill, knowledge and commitment of the Simic family and the constant quality care are the factors responsible for the unique, incomparable and natural tastes of the old M&S plum brandy, the old M&S cornel brandy, the M&S juniper brandy, the M&S herbal brandy, the M&S honey brandy, the Persona raspberry brandy, the M&S yellow quince brandy, the M&S apricot brandy, the M&S pear brandy, the M&S blueberry brandy, the M&S gentian brandy, which differ and separate them from the top drinks.
The old M&S brandies are unique, produced in limited amounts and cherished and kept in special conditions. They have the spirit of the old ancestors, stone cellars and oak barrels, from a hundred-year-old oak, where all the brandies are kept.
The Simic family is proud of its long tradition of brandy. Its first founder was Maharije Simic who, in late 1876, started the production of brandy for his own needs, from the finest brand of plum called madzarka which is held till today with the great effort and work on half the hectare. Maharije and its descendants expanded the orchards so today the Simic family have even seven hectares. Each land span in orchards was studied and analyzed through generations, every tree was checked, every plum picked from the orchards was carefully selected, which resulted the production of the best brandy over years in the Simic cellar. That was one of the main reasons why are the amounts limited. The real producers of the brandy are not satisfied with what they’ve achieved; they have a vision, they move the borders of what they have achieved, they keep on learning, giving the new goods, work hard and always look for the new challenges. Here, the tradition, family passion, knowledge and skill are conjoined by the modern way of production and the huge standards of the quality control.
Orchards of the Simic family are divided into three parts of which the first and the second are on the slopes of Tara, in Kokosinci village, and the third is in Draksin village. The structure of land in these three parts is with the unified quality.
The first beginner, Maharije Simic, in 1876, started using the method of tree-parts-fraction in order to dismiss the unwanted ingredients and get an extreme taste. The Simic family started hearth furnace right after boiling has finished and without stopping they work till the end of March. By this process the first distillate is made which is called soft brandy because of its extremely soft volume and very strong fruit aromas. After this, the family continues with the second distillation called prepek (undercooked brandy), there is only certain worthy part called plum brandy (called prepecenica), which is taken out.