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Pisco

Pisco is a type of brandy that originates from South America, specifically Peru and Chile. Pisco is made by distilling grape juice into high-proof alcohol. The name "pisco" comes from the Quechua word for bird, which is thought to be because early bottles of pisco were shaped like birds. Pisco is typically clear, but can also be amber or yellow in colour. Pisco is often used in cocktails, such as the Pisco Sour. Pisco has a strong, grape-like flavour and a slightly sweet taste. Pico de gallo, a type of salsa, is also named after pisco because of its similar flavour profile.

Pisco is a versatile spirit that can be used in a variety of cocktails. Pisco Sours are a classic cocktail that is made with pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg whites. Pisco can also be used in punches, such as the Pisco Punch, which is made with pisco, lime juice, sugar, and water. Pisco is also a popular ingredient in Latin American cuisine and can be used in dishes such as ceviche and lomo saltado.

Pisco 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. Pisco 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.

La Caravedo Pisco

70cl, 41%
Hacienda La Caravedo

A Pisco from Hacienda La Caravedo, the oldest working distillery in the Americas (established 1684) and producer of the extremely popular Pisco Porton. There are eight grapes permitted to be used for…  More info

La Caravedo Pisco
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1615 Torontel Pisco

70cl, 42%
Bodega San Nicolas

A Torontel-grape based Pisco from the wonderful 1615 range. Enjoy over ice, in a tasting glass, or make the classic Pisco Sour by combining it with lime juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and a dash of…  More info

1615 Torontel Pisco

1615 Quebranta Pisco (40%)

70cl, 40%
Bodega San Nicolas

Another fab Peruvian Pisco from the 1615 range, this one has been distilled from fermented wine produced from locally grown Quebranta grapes. Pisco Sours all round, but don't be afraid to get…  More info

1615 Quebranta Pisco (40%)

Viñas de Oro Quebranta Pisco

70cl, 41%
Viñas de Oro

Superb Peruvian pisco from Viñas de Oro, made only using one grape type - Quebranta! This is a popular variety of grape for pisco production, and its clear to see why when you get a whiff of the…  More info

Viñas de Oro Quebranta Pisco

Viñas de Oro Italia Pisco

70cl, 41%
Viñas de Oro

Another tasty single grape pisco from Peru's Viñas de Oro. This edition was made using the Italia grape, an aromatic and rather popular variety capable of producing a spirit with full-bodied fruit…  More info

Viñas de Oro Italia Pisco

Viñas de Oro Pisco Acholado

70cl, 41%
Viñas de Oro

A finely balanced acholado pisco from Peruvian pisco brand Viñas de Oro, made with a blend of three grape types – Quebranta, Italia, and Torontel. Softly sweet and creamy, this will make for a great…  More info

Viñas de Oro Pisco Acholado
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Pisco El Gobernador

70cl, 40%
S.V Miguel Torres S.A

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

Pisco El Gobernador
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