At the Western foothills of Bakony, raising from the Small Plain the Somló mountain, some reckons it got its name from the reddish dogwood (“som” in Hungarian). The Somló Spirit Pálinka House was opened in 2014, with the aim to supplement the traditional winemaking of the region, through establishing the most modern technology, energy saving, environmentally sound methods to domesticate quality pálinka production. The pálinka distillery and the visitor centre are in complete harmony with the nature and their names have also been inspired by the dogwood, in Latin „cornus”. The excellent quality spirits come from the raw material of the Somló mountain and the close surroundings of the fruit grown areas around the Balaton Highlands. Their pálinka is produced with the aim of those who consume it, should get to know the region’s fruits, their scent and flavour, and be part of the enchantment as the spirit of the fruit becomes immortal in the pálinka.