Blo Nardini Distilleria… One of the oldest grappa distilleries in Italy, operating for over 230 years; the Nardini mission is ‘Innovation in the name of tradition’, affirmed leader in the market of quality grappa made in Italy. Nardini is part of two prestigious associations that aim to preserve and enhance the cultural value of historical companies and the families who run them.
Nardini Family’s unrivalled distilling expertise amassed over two centuries, a company which has been able to maintain its great tradition along with the most advanced manufacturing technologies. Its rigorous quality control – from local vine to bottle – ensures Nardini grappas are not only excellent, but completely consistent, year after year.
I Love Grappa – the Nardini Grappa blog is a user friendly site that reveals the company’s commitment to the fine art of distillation and to the finer points of contemporary culture. Find out about the company’s links with avant garde urban art, architecture, traditional distillation practices and sensory history.
Nardini represents the classic Italian spirit at its very best. Fine grappa complements bitter chocolate and espresso coffee like no other spirit. Surprisingly adaptable, a high alcohol content (many at 50% by volume) a stylish alternative to vodka, gin and other white spirits in some of the best-known cocktail recipes. And as a chilled shot, it’s quite superb. Nardini is the only grappa brand to be name-checked in Schumann’s ‘American Bar’.
Grappa Handbook – an authoritative‚ illustrated guide to Italy’s classic spirit is written and published by Marcin Miller‚ a spirits sensation seeker with 17 years experience in the drinks industry.
The 132 page book was created to underscore grappa’s accessibility, as well as discussing the spirit’s history‚ distillation methods and offering food-matching ideas. The handbook features over 30 cocktail recipes‚ led with a foreword from the ‘King of Cocktails’ himself‚ New Yorker‚ Dale DeGroff.
Is there still someone out there who thinks grappa is only served straight? The Grappa Handbook is proof that this spirit is surprisingly adaptable as an ingredient in cooking and in fast-forward cocktails.