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Why is Grappa so special compared to other distillates like Vodka, Brandy, and Whisky?

By | 2017-08-16T11:41:44+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|

There is a wide range of organic materials that can be fermented to make spirits. The distillation process and source materials determine the type of spirit produced. Whisky, for example, is the produce of grains, rum, of molasses. Brandy is generally made from wines and fruits, while vodka can be produced from a range of [...]

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Where is Grappa Produced?

By | 2017-08-10T14:35:10+00:00 August 10th, 2017|News|

The Traditional Production Of Grappa... A traditional product of Italy, grappa was originally produced only in the San Marino area. The process of distilling grappa has a long and proud history. With a distilling method similar to that of brandy, grappa is produced from pomace - a mulch of grape skins, seeds, stems and pulp [...]

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Beyond Diamonds: What Colour Should Grappa Be?

By | 2017-07-25T10:08:53+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|

When it comes to the colour of grappa, there are several factors that need to be considered. Italy’s ancient tradition of distilling Grappa from the pomace that remains after wine-making produces a variety of results. The age of the grappa affects its colouring. To a lesser extent, just as different blends of grapes produce wines [...]

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Age, Aroma And Affinate: Different Types of Grappa

By | 2017-07-11T09:53:12+00:00 July 10th, 2017|News|

Grappa can be classified based on the variety of grape in the pomace from which it was distilled, and the extent to which it has been aged. In order for a drink to qualify as Grappa, it must meet several criteria: Grappa must be distilled from pomace, and the pomace must be distilled and fermented, [...]

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How Strong Is Grappa? Strong Enough to Cure What Ails You

By | 2017-06-12T15:10:08+00:00 June 12th, 2017|News|

Grappa is a fine spirit with a proud history and sweet, delectable taste. Distilled from the pomace left over after the winemaking process is complete, it’s a fragrant and tasty treat. But exactly how strong is grappa? Grappa is typically between 35% and 60% alcohol (70 to 120 proof in the US). Is Grappa The [...]

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Sweet Heavenly Fire: What Does Grappa Taste Like?

By | 2017-06-13T16:52:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News|

Grappa is a delicious and versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. But what exactly does grappa taste like? The Piquancy In The Pomace... Grappa is distilled from pomace, the mulch of stems, seeds, and grapes left over after the winemaking process is complete. The exact taste of grappa depends a [...]

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Firewater & Finesse: How Expensive is Grappa?

By | 2017-06-13T16:54:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|News|

There are several factors involved in the question of how expensive grappa is. Like a lot of spirits and other alcoholic beverages, the quality of the grappa you buy greatly affects not only the price but also what your grappa tastes like. Cheap Shots and Firewater... Grappa gets a bad rep with many as a [...]

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Still On The Move – An Introduction

By | 2017-06-14T10:14:39+00:00 April 24th, 2017|News|

If you haven’t already heard, Devon Distillery has recently launched its brand new sister company – Still On The Move The concept revolves around one man and his van gallivanting across the UK spreading joy through gin. We we’re super pleased to officially unveil our nifty project to the world last weekend at the gin [...]

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The Proud History And Origins Of The Humble Grappa

By | 2017-06-12T12:39:15+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|News|

Grappa has come a long way. Starting life as the poor man’s beverage of choice, grappa originated as a cheap liquor that helped the working man make it through the day. Now, it’s a smooth tipple found in high-end cocktail bars, Italian restaurants and homes across the UK. Fermented from the sugar left over after [...]

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The Best Boutique Distilleries In Britain

By | 2017-06-14T10:17:24+00:00 March 14th, 2017|News|

Here at the Devon Distillery, we consider ourselves the best of the best when it comes to the production of Grape marc spirit (grappa to you and me), which when brewed at our fine establishment in Devon is, naturally, Dappa. But we’re not alone in the creation of gorgeous grog and tantalising tipples. In recent [...]

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