Samogon Camoroh Russian Grappa
Samogon is produced from 90% first press grape juice and 10% pomace left over from wine production which is fermented and then distilled through a Samogon copper pot still. Samogon is smooth and hearty, made of only the finest ingredients and full of old-country flavor.
From the “wine monopoly” of Ivan the Terrible to the alcohol reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev, restrictions on alcohol production and sales in Russia put manufactured spirits out of reach for much of the population. As a result, “common people” began to produce their own spirits, which they called “samogon.”