Alright, I've made it clear that I want to make one final push to create some new interest in what I feel is one of the most misunderstood and least-appreciated spirits in the world. Grappa is the chamber music of the booze business; it's a dying art that is really only appreciated by older generations, through whose generosity alone it continues to exist in a rather subsidized state. It's clear that single varietal grappa offers little crossover interest to the average aged spirits consumer, but barrel aged grappa is an entirely different story.
What if there were a way you could taste 9, 12, 15, and 20 year old grappas distilled from nebbiolo? Marolo's awesome sample pack allows you to do just that, with the 9 and 12 year being aged in French oak, and the 15 and 20 year olds being done in acacia wood! Marolo does not produce full-sized bottles of their older expressions, but you can purchase them individually in 200ml size bottles as well. We currently have a few in stock. I just think the sample pack is waaaay cooler. Especially the packaging. For artistic style and elegance, the Marolo grappas win best packaging and best labeling. Their beautiful labels destroy any other brand (you should Google search some of their hand-blown glass bottles).
All aesthetics aside, the aged grappa speaks for itself. These are like fine Cognacs, yet they never lose that earthy, vinous character endemic in all pomace distillates. I'm buying one of these for myself (and I might buy the rest of them if no one else does!)