About Pisco

About Pisco
Pisco is a famous brandy made in Peru and Chile; each country claims the beverage as its own. It is made from a variety of grapes, such as Muscat in both countries, as well as Quebranta and Mollar in Peru, and Torontel and Pedro Jimenez in Chile. The Quebranta grapes is used in most single-variety Pisco from Chile.

Although Peru produces much less Pisco than Chile, it exports a great deal more. Some versions are clear, while others have an amber, greenish hue; there are flavors of peach, coconut and pistachio and the finish is quite dry and earthy, comparable to a grappa in many cases.

Of course, most individuals know Pisco as the main ingredient in a Pisco sour cocktail, which includes angostura and lemon juice.

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Santiago Queirolo Pisco Quebranta
86 points
Clear color. Delicate, interesting, savory aromas of pickled green tomatoes, golden raisins, champagne vinaigrette, and dried banana and edamame with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-length reduced orange, pickled melon rind and peppers, honey, and pepper finish. A fun, zesty, savory pisco with interesting salinity that will cover a lot of bases cocktail-wise.
86 points $24.99