Distilled beverages popped up around the same time all over the ancient world. What they have in common is that they are fermented beverages that have been distilled from locally-sourced ingredients. They are the very essence of place – only more concentrated. Grappa is born from grape skins, American Bourbon mostly from corn and Tequila started life as a blue agave plant. As with most of life’s pleasures, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ready to behold some beauties?