Peru's national drink, and the vital component to a pisco sour! This is a grape brandy which is perfect in cocktails or straight up. Hints of citrus peel and dark cocoa. Remarkably complex for a white spirit.
Pisco is a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. Made by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit, it was developed by 16th-century Spanish settlers as an alternative to orujo, a pomace brandy that was being imported from Spain. It had the advantages of being produced from abundant domestically grown fruit and reducing the volume of alcoholic beverages transported to remote locations.