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.

Top Picks for Pisco

Suyo Single Origin No. 2 Italia Pisco Brandy
95 points
Bold yet delicate with fruity and floral layers of complexity that keep changing in the glass; a contemplative sipper.
Awards: 2022 Best Pisco
Suyo Single Origin No. 1 Quebranta Pisco Brandy
93 points
Beautiful, gentle, and inviting with fruit, sweetness, and subtle earthiness.
Pisco Logia Pisco Puro Quebranta
93 points
Bold yet inviting, and probably fantastic in cocktails; this Pisco has amazing aromatics with bold fruits, refreshing citrus, and bright herbal tones.
Pisco Logia Pisco Acholado
89 points
Tropical and citrus forward, this is a thoughtful sipper that will hold up to cocktails.
Pisco Capel Reservado
88 points
Best Buy
Clean and pleasantly fruity, this is a nice and mild introduction to the Pisco category.
88 points $19 Best Buy
Pisco Capel Alto Del Carmen Pisco Reservado
88 points
Very pleasing with approachable aromas and flavors of vanilla candied fruit.
Suyo Single Origin No. 1 Quebranta Pisco Brandy
88 points
Delicate with subtle aromatics, reminiscent of a walk through the forest after a summer rain and smelling fallen fruits on the wet grass.
Suyo Single-Origin Pisco
85 points
A silky smooth pisco for effortless cocktails.
Black Heron Smoked Gran Pisco Brandy
84 points
A unique and herbal style of Pisco that would be good for Whiskey drinkers.