BOKOBSA : THE LEGEND
200 YEARS OF SAVOIR FAIRE
WHY THE NAME BOUKHA?
There have been many stories regarding the origin of the name Boukha. Many have said that it stems from “steam of alcohol” in Arabic although the explanation is much simpler.
Once Yaakov Bokobsa managed to produce his “Eau-de-Vie” from figs, he naturally called it Vodka.
In Russian, vodka is spelled as follows:водка.
Because Tunisians could not read the Russian language they took the Russian word водка , and pronounced it the way it looks: BOUKHA..
Boukha is an “Eau de Vie".
“Eau de Vie” or Aqua Vita was discovered in the Middle Ages by scientists who wanted to create an elixir of life in order to live longer.
The reason people had believed that was because alcohol killed bacteria, and certain diseases, thus curing certain people with illnesses.
Boukha is a 100% natural, clear, colorless fruit brandy that is produced by fermentation and distillation.
Almost each country has its own type: Schnapps in Germany, Raki in Turkey, Tequila in Mexico, Vodka in Russia, and of course Boukha in Tunisia.
Boukha does not contain any additives; it’s purely natural water and figs.