alcohol from a Slavic country

My brother-in-law received this bottle while in a soccer recruit tryout in Yugoslavia(?) around 6ths year 2000. We haven't been able to identify it by anything on the label. It was opened, I think it is brandy but it is beyond its best years. If you look closely it has a wooden cross in the bottle. I have other pictures. I think it could have been made by a monastery. Any ideas?

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    Can you post a couple more images to include the Tapahtobaho (?) label more clearly?
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Sep 1, 2019 at 13:42
  • Is there another label on the back?
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Sep 2, 2019 at 16:01
  • no, there is no label on the back
    – Texas1Thom
    Commented Sep 2, 2019 at 17:11
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The label looks like Serbian, and says:

Гарантовано природна (garantovano prirodna) = Guaranteed Natural
стара 10 година      (stara 10 godina)      = Aged 10 Years

I don't see anything that identifies it further. But if this was offered as a "typical" Yugoslav gift, it might well be barrel-aged plum brandy (slivovitz).

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