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Pisco

Pisco is a colourless grape brandy produced in Peru and Chile, and it was first created by the Spanish settlers who journeyed to the countries in the 1500s, when Pisco was the closest thing they could make as a version of Spain's pomace brandy "Orujo". In Chile, Pisco is made in the Elqui Valley, where it is twice distilled in copper pot stills. It is designated by ABV, and goes up in increasing strength from Regular at between 30% and 35% abv, through Special, Control and Reserve, up to Great with an abv of over 43%. Often, a higher ABV in a Chilean Pisco is indicative of a higher quality product with greater aroma and complexity. In Peru, Pisco is distilled from fermented grape juice in copper pot stills. It is never diluted after distillation, and the designations describe the varietals of grape used. Pure is a single varietal Pisco (often Quebranta), Aromatic is a Muscat Pisco, Mosto Verde (Green Must) is distilled from partially fermented must and Acholado (Half Breed) is a blend of more than one grape type. As you might imagine, both Peru and Chile dispute the true originator of the drink, although both enjoy drinking it in a Pisco Sour (a shaken cocktail much like a Daiquiri, with the addition of egg white and bitters).

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ABA Pisco
(50cl, 40%)
A famous Pisco from the Elqui Valley, ABA Pisco is made by the Aguirre family, double distilled in copper pot stills. Works great in a Pisco Sour… This was awarded a Gold at VinItaly in 2002. It also...  More info
$24.74
Double distilled and triple filtered, this Pisco from Capel is a deliciously elegant expression, featuring floral and citrus notes, as well as a hint of lychee. The grape variety used in the Capel...  More info
$34.42
A limited edition Chilean Pisco from Capel, one of the biggest producers of the traditional brandy in the country. The Bicentenario Gran Pisco is made with three different types of Moscatel grapes: de...  More info
$44.13
Pisco Payet Acholado
(50cl, 43%)
An Acholado Pisco from Payet. Acholado is a blend of several varieties of grape, in this case Quebranta, Torontel, Albilla, Moscatel and Italia Dorado. This is a rich and characterful spirit with...  More info
$56.18
Kappa Pisco
(70cl, 42.50%)
Kappa Pisco is a Chilean grape brandy introduced to us by Grand Marnier, made using Muscat grapes, two rounds of distillation and combined with pure water from the Andes Mountains. The name comes from...  More info
$53.94
1615 Quebranta Pisco
(70cl, 42%)
1615 Quebranta Pisco is a Peruvian Pisco made with fresh grape musts. Surely this will make a fabulous Pisco Sour cocktail when mixed with lime juice, egg white and bitters.  More info
$45.55
Similar to the Capel Double Distilled Transparent Pisco, this expression is made with Pedro Ximenez grapes with have been double distilled. However, after this, the Pisco has been aged for 6 months in...  More info
$35.36
The Mosto Verde Quebranta Pisco by 1615 is made using the Quebranta variety of grape. A lot of them. In fact, 10 kilos of high quality Quebranta grapes (which 1615 grow in their own vineyards) go into...  More info
$51.11
Payet Pisco Quebranta
(50cl, 42%)
A buttery, spicy pisco from Payet, made using the Quebranta variety of grapes, from the non-aromatic family, harvested in the Ica valley of Peru. A surprising amount of baking spice notes throughout...  More info
$45.19
This is the 2011 vintage Qollqe Italia Pisco. Yes, you heard that right - vintage pisco. An artisan spirit made with late harvest grapes in Peru, and it is produced using traditional methods to keep...  More info
$70.83
Inca Pisco - 1970s
(75cl, 40%)
A very collectible bottle of Inca Pisco, shaped like a statue containing the Peruvian grape brandy, from the 1970s. Inca Pisco has been released in an array of differently shaped bottles, making them...  More info
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$150.01
Pisco Portón
(70cl, 43%)
Pisco Portón is produced at Hacienda La Caravedo in Ica, Peru, using the Mosto Verde method, which means it is made from grape must, which has not completely fermented. This allows it to keep some of...  More info
$66.21
Pisco El Gobernador
(70cl, 40%)
A Chilean Pisco made from Muscat grapes, resulting in an aromatic, floral and well-rounded spirit, sure to go handsomely in a Pisco Sour. The name, El Gobernador, means "the Governor" in Spanish. The...  More info
$49.61
A beautifully bottled Reservado Pisco from Capel in Chile. After maturing in American oak barrels, the traditional grape brandy has been put into bottles shaped like the Moai statues on Easter Island...  More info
$44.47
Payet Pisco Torontel
(50cl, 42%)
A Peruvian Pisco from Payet, made using small Torontel grapes, resulting in a full-bodied fruitiness with subtle sweetness and herbaceous touches. Top quality stuff.  More info
$45.19
An amazingly rare bottle of Pisco from the 1970s.  More info
$150.01

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