Euro-Alco SRL is a company known far outside Moldova for its high-quality spirits, wines and the other alcohol products. However, many people in Moldova have learnt about it as a manufacturer of divins only recently. We have contacted Evgheni Burceac, the managing director of the company, with the question of why these products are practically unknown in the domestic market.
In fact, the company was incorporated back in 1994, although its history goes back to the distant past. Everything started in 1898 in Chisinau with the N. L. Shustov with Sons brandy distillery. The oldest distillery in Europe, built by Shustov himself and having an important historical and cultural value, is still preserved on the territory of our factory. Euro-Alco is now one of successors of the winemaking traditions of the great Shustovs. The only thing that has changed since then, is the introduction of new production technologies and meeting the advanced standards. Nevertheless, we treasure the traditions of our famous predecessors.
What is the difference between these two brands?
In both cases, the contents of the bottles will be of the highest quality. But, of course, they will differ from each other. Louis du Conté is a classic divin, familiar to the Western consumers, while Marele LOGOFĂT is our particular pride. It is produced by using a special technology, more familiar to Moldavian taste. We have tried to combine all the best in this product: modern technologies, the experience of many generations and, of course, we have added something of our own. We hope that this product will please true connoisseurs of high-quality divin.
And why “LOGOFĂT”?
This is a homage to the history of Moldova. The title of marele logofăt (the great Logothete) was used in medieval Moldova and Wallachia to designate the head of the Gospodar’s chancellery and the keeper of the state seal. In the absence of the Gospodar of Moldova, the Great Logothete performed his functions. Many of the logothetes were truly outstanding personalities, wise and great. “The country is strengthened by the rulers’ benevolence, while their cruelty and especially greed bring the country down” (“The Chronicles of the Land of Moldavia” by Myron Kostin, the Great Logothete of Moldova,).
By the way, Stefan cel Mare usually began his documents with the phrase: “The Gospodar has ordered, the logothete has instructed, the scribe has written …” Few people know that Ion Teutu, the Great Logothete, who lived in the times of Stefan cel Mare, was the first Moldovan who tasted coffee. And, as you know, a good cognac perfectly complements a cup of coffee.
We want this divin to become a truly national drink, which we all could be proud of, and that when being far from their homeland and seeing the LOGOFĂT brand, people will think of Moldova.
How soon will LOGOFĂT appear on the shelves of our stores?
Official sales will start in early October, and we hope that it will appear in each outlet very quickly. Therefore, take a careful look at the store shelves or simply ask consultants. We will post the list of stores, where the first deliveries will begin, on the official website www.euroalco.md and on the Euro-Alco page on Facebook. Become a follower of the page, and be the first to know all the news of the Euro-Alco company.
Which divin would you recommend the consumers to taste first?
Taste, feel, trust your feelings. Taste and give your personal verdict! You will have such an opportunity in just a few days, at the National Wine Festival.