I have been drinking Grappa after my introduction to the distillate while staying in a pension located in Tuscany in the mid 1980's. I was told it was a digestive and it does accomplish that purpose especially after a large meal. I do a fair amount of cooking about 1/3 in Italian styled cuisine which can produce large portions. My wife gradually became a Grappa fan. Recently on a World Viking Cruise the bar was able to keep me well served with after dinner Grappa. One of the guests we met wife's cousin makes Grappa in the Piemonte region. He sponsored two Grappa tastings on the ship which were quite enjoyable. Unfortunately this distillery cannot ship to the US. There is a local distillery in Chicago that does make an oak aged Grappa which is good but when I found a source of Julia, which we enjoyed on the cruise, I decided to order from Dolceeterra. Julia is good quality for the price.