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Samogon

Samogon
Grappa

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Alcohol: 45%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Samogon
Grappa

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Alcohol: 45%
Clear color. Vibrant, interesting aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, tropical fruit custard, and honeyed nuts with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish displaying accents of vanilla nougat, exotic peppercorns, powdered sugar, and fuel-like minerals. A rather exotic and flavor-packed spirit that will make for intriguing cocktails.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: pineapple cake, tropical fruit custard, and honeyed nuts
Taste Flavor: vanilla nougat, exotic peppercorns, powdered sugar, and fuel-like minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gimlet, Vesper, Pisco Sour
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rather exotic and flavor-packed spirit that will make for intriguing cocktails.
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Grappa
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Pomace Brandy (Italian Grappa and French Marc are the best-known examples) is Brandy made from the pressed grape pulp, skins, and stems that remain after the grapes are crushed and pressed to extract most of the juice for wine. Pomace Brandies, which are usually minimally aged and seldom see wood, are an acquired taste. They often tend to be rather raw, although they can offer a fresh, fruity aroma of the type of grape used, a characteristic that is lost in regular oak-aged Brandy.

Italy produces a substantial amount of Grappa, both of the raw, firewater variety and the more elegant, artisanal efforts that are made from one designated grape type and frequently packaged in hand-blown bottles. Both types of Grappa can be unaged or aged for a few years in old casks that will tame the hard edge of the spirit without imparting much flavor or color. Marc from France is produced in all of the nations wine-producing regions, but is mostly consumed locally. Marc de gewürztraminer from Alsace is particularly noteworthy because it retains some of the distinctive perfumed nose and spicy character of the grape. California pomace Brandies from the United States are broadly in the Italian style and are usually called Grappas, even when they are made from non-Italian grape varieties. This is also true of the pomace Brandies from Canada.
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