Drinking Age in Montenegro
Montenegro means Black Mountain. This is a country that is located in the south eastern part of o Europe. Serbia borders the country in the north east and the south west coast is along the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro became a country in 2006. When Yugoslavia first broke up Montenegro joined with Serbia to become one country. They acted as separate states and had a joint military.
The legal drinking age in Montenegro is eighteen. This is the age where a person can legally buy and drink alcohol. However, the laws are fairly lax in the country and often time’s people under the age of eighteen are allowed to buy alcohol.
Montenegro offers a mountainous northern region and a picturesque coastline. During the 1980s the country was a popular destination for travel. The tourist industry was crippled during the 1990s as wars were fought in neighbouring countries.
The tourist industry started to recover in the 2000s and is now once again a popular destination for visitors. There are over 72 km of beaches to enjoy as well as many ancient old towns that have been preserved. The country has been featured in National Geographic Traveller as one of the fifty places of a lifetime to visit. The country has worked hard to become a great tourist destination once again.
In Montenegro beer is widely consumed. Lav Pivo and Jelen Pivo are two of the most popular types of beer served in the country. Rakija is a plum brandy that is sold under the popular brand name Slivovitz. This is made out of fermented plum juice and is considered the national drink in of Montenegro. It is also considered as the national drink in Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Herzegovina, Bosnia, and Albania.
Rakija is popular throughout the Balkans and has a normal alcohol content of about 40%. Some of the home produced Rakija can be a bit stronger and have an alcohol content of 50 and even 60 percent. There are several flavours of the drink available including slivovica which is made with plums, grozdovallozova made from grapes, and kajsija made out of apricots. Some other fruits that are used to make the drink include quince, blackberries, figs, cherries, pears, apples, and peaches, but these are much less common.
Both plum and grape rakija are often mixed with other ingredients like honey, herbs, walnuts and sour cherries after it has been distilled. Using mixed fruits is quite common in the homemade versions of the drink.
It is believed that in an unknown location in the Balkans during the 16th century is when rakija was first created. However, recently there was pottery found that showed rakija may have been around since the 14th century in Bulgaria. These findings may be able to strengthen the case that the drink was originated in Bulgaria and allow it to be designated as a national drink by the European Union. This would allow the excise duty to be lowered domestically.