Kakhetian Chacha – “Georgian Grapes Vodka”
From the land of grapes & “old technology”: chacha.
This one is a meager 50% alcohol, but comes in a luxurious terra cotta bottle.
I wrote about this stuff once, but it seems a lifetime ago, and I certainly wasn’t drinking it in situ back then. It’s basically grappa, but with an “oak barrel flavor” that I can’t easily pin down as authentic or Soviet-style ‘flavoring’.
I don’t know.
Nope. Can’t tell.
Speaking of ‘real’, I doubt I’m ‘real’ enough to pass the requisite drinking tests (you know: a ram’s horn filled with chacha, etc.) but as long as I keep getting mine from the supermarket and in fancy bottles, I’m probably safe.
My liver begs to differ.