In the past this “fire water” was produced illegally (which is why it was hidden underground). To be sure of finding it again when needed, a thin iron wire was wrapped around the neck of the bottle (hence the name filu ferru – iron wire) which stuck up out of the ground where the bottle was hidden. We wanted to describe the effects of 40 degrees of alcohol but after we’d had a quick shot we didn’t really want to write anything!
We can however reveal that this is a very special grape spirit or brandy produced for us in Santulussurgiu, a region known throughout Sardinia for distilled drinks, certainly for pure water, mountain air and especially for its master distillers.
50 Cl. bottle – 40 % ABV