From rags to riches: the history of uniquely Italian grappa

Jan 12, 2021 54

BY: Paula Reynolds

If we were to find a good Cinderella story in the world of spirits (of the liquid sort), grappa might just be the one the slipper fits. Thought of for centuries as the poor man’s drink, the 20th century has seen grappa elevated to connoisseur worthy heights as a distinguished distillate…and the fairy tale continues. 

If Italian digestives, those after meal drinks said to aid in one’s gastric performance, are not something you’ve paid much attention to other than an occasional tipple of an overly sugared limoncello, you may be wondering what, exactly, is grappa.

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