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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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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
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From the 1615 range of Peruvian Pisco comes an expression made with locally grown Quebranta grapes. Perfect for a Pisco Sour, especially if it's National Pisco Sour day in Peru (which is on the first...  More info
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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
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Barsol Primero Quebranta
(70cl, 41.30%)
The entry level expression for the Barsol pisco range, the Primero Quebranta is made with 100% Quebranta grapes from the Ica region of Peru. Sure to serve as a great introduction to the traditional...  More info
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Barsol Selecto Acholdao
(70cl, 41.30%)
Barsol use a combination of the three grape varieties seen in their other expressions to create the Selecto Acholado Pisco. These varieties include the Italia, Quebranta and Torontel grape, all from...  More info
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Barsol Selecto Italia
(70cl, 41.30%)
This Barsol Pisco is made using the classic Italia grape, taken from the Valley of Ica. The expression has a wonderfully aromatic and floral nose, joined by vivid notes of tropical fruits (think...  More info
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Barsol Selecto Torontel
(70cl, 41.30%)
Peruvian pisco, made with 100% Torontel grapes from the Ica region. Subtle notes of crushed walnut, dried fruit and floral touches run through this artisan spirit, with plenty of vibrant grape notes...  More info
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Part of the Peruvian Barsol Pisco range comes the Supremo Mosto Verde Quebranta, a delightfully-named pisco made using partially fermented quebranta grapes from the Valley of Ica. Creamy and sweet...  More info
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Barsol Supremo Mosto Verde Torontel Pisco is made using partially fermented Torontel grapes from the Ica region. Light and elegant with orange blossom, anise and lemon grass.  More info
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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
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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
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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
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Inca Pisco - 1970s
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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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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
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La Diablada Pisco comes from the Macchu Pisco brand, and is made with a finely crafted blend of grape varieties, including Italia, Torontel, Quebranta and Moscatel. The name, 'La Diablada', is a...  More info
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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
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Pisco Capel - 1980s
(65cl, 30%)
1980s Pisco from the Capel brand. You can still find Pisco Capel out and about these days - sometimes it's even presented in bottles shaped like Moai statues...  More info
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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
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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
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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
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Qollqe Italia Pisco
(50cl, 43%)
This is the Qollqe Italia Pisco - an artisan spirit made with late harvest grapes in Peru, and it is produced using traditional methods to keep the spirit of the spirit intact.  More info
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Waqar Pisco
(70cl, 40%)
Chilean Pisco, made using Muscat grapes from Tulahuén, created by a family who have been producing Pisco for five generations. Highly aromatic and fruity, with tantalising touches of fresh pear, white...  More info
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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
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An artisan Peruvian pisco from the Barsol range, made with partially fermented Italia grapes. Massive, vibrant notes of citrus and orchard fruits.  More info
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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
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