Samogon Camotoh Russian Grappa

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alc./vol:
45%

Proof:
90°

Bin no:
BWS003851

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure:
Synthetic stopper

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Samogen translates from Russian as ‘self-distilled, what in the West might be termed moonshine. In Russia and the former USSR samogon is home distilled from fermented sugar beet and wheat. However, the best stuff is made from grapes. Naturally, this commercially produced Samogon is made from grapes. READ MORE

Samogon Camotoh is made in the former USSR state of the Kyrgyz Repiblic by Master Distiller Valery Stephanovich. Born in 1929, Valery is a third generation Master Distiller who learnt his trade working for over 50 years at the Moscow distillery which produced Stolichnaya. The recipe he uses to make Samogon was given to his grandfather and dates back to 1767.

Categorised a grappa in the USA, Samogon Camotoh is made from grape juice and 10% pumice from three grape varieties: Rkatsiteli, Saperavi and Tavkravi which are fermented in stainless steel tanks for 90 days. The wine is distilled on the lees in a pot still which feeds a small column used to separate elements of the distillate with volatile esters blended back into the heart of the run. The Samogon is then filtered through volcanic pumice, long grain rice and platinum filters prior to bottling.

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Review

Sampled on 19/05/2013

Appearance: Crystal clear.
Aroma: Green/woody and slightly estery with notes of pear and linseed with gentle herbs and spice.
Taste: Think grape vodka with rustic character. Earthy pear spirit with esters, attractive grape flavours and drying acidity. Fiery spirit notes are balanced by slight oily mouthfeel.
Aftertaste: Esters continue in the cracked black pepper spirity finish.

Produced By...

Name
Phenix Spirits KG

Status
Operational

Established
1990

Capacity
25,000 Litre still

Visitor Policy
Visitors by appointment only

Telephone
+1 816 309 6981

Address
Sokuluk
Kyrgyzstan

Owned By...

Name:

Phenix Brands LLC

Tel:

Not supplied

Address:

4741 Central Street #245
Kansas City
Missouri
64112
United States

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