Pálinka is a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy, made most commonly from plums, pears, apricot or peaches. This was a huge gathering in the Castle complex at which you paid the entry fee, for which you also received a glass. Then you go around to the various distillers and sample their wares (for a fee). It was lots of fun and goes well into the evening. Unfortunately, palinka is so strong, I can't really drink much of it at one sitting (or walking, especially in warm weather), but I did enjoy what I sampled.