Sunday, July 01, 2007

Looks can be deceptive

This is the grappa I was served in Librizzi's in Edinburgh on Friday night. Have you ever seen such a dark grappa? It was almost like a malt whisky in colour. The owner explained that it was a Francoli grappa that had been matured in oak for 18 months and that's what gave it such a dark colour.

Although it didn't look like a grappa I'm pleased to say that it certainly smelled and tasted like a grappa.

As did the second one I had just to make sure.

7 comments:

Brian said...

"matured oak!" I think when it comes to grappa you are at last scraping the bottom of the barrel ;0)

martinobhoy said...

Boom and indeed boom.

ginkers said...

A fine drink indeed, funnily enough I just picked up a bottle of a similar colour not long after you posted this picture. Spooky or what?

David said...

There are a few dark Grappas. Sassicaia makes one. I find them a bit elaborate but they are definitely grappa!

Life Lines said...

I can't believe it's not grappa ...
Who cares what the colour? The Grappa Diaries have come up second in Google's search for "dark grappa" ... now - dark, light or the colour of piss, we should all drink to that!
You first...

Nicodemus said...

Shotglasses or stemware. Discuss.

ginkers said...

An excellent suggestion, I think I shall blog on the subject shortly...