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Tag Archives: Pisco

• Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Peruvians are passionate about pisco — and no one exudes that passion like Johnny Schuler, master distiller of Portón pisco. “The essence of pisco is tradition, history, beauty, time and dedication,” he said. “In my opinion, pisco is the best spirit in the world.” Every bottle of this colorless liquor is seeped in strong history, […]

• A Pro Bartender On How To Behave Like A Gentleman At A Bar

A Pro Bartender On How To Behave Like A Gentleman At A Bar

What drink you order says a lot about you. Christina Hendricks, the first lady of Mad Men and sworn Scotch fan, said it best when we interviewed her late last year: Ordering Johnnie Walker at the bar is “sexy, and it’s confident, and it’s also very classic.” In that spirit (pun intended), and in the […]

• Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

In 2003, Peru created the “Día Nacional del Pisco Sour” an official government holiday celebrated on February 8. but we’re celebrating it February 1st…not sure why the difference. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Pisco from wikipedia. Just reading it will make you thirsty. A Pisco Sour is a cocktail typical of western […]

• Behind the Scenes of the 2012 SF World Spirits Competition

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 SF World Spirits Competition

At an industry event last year, I had a spirit rep get in my face and declare, “Those spirit competitions are bullshit!” The ironic thing is that this statement came after I told him that it was at the competition where I first tried his product and fell in love with it. From the outside, […]

• Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco, the clear grape spirit of South America, is emerging from the mist of history and bringing rich freshness to cocktails. In New York and other cities, liquor stores and bars that carried no pisco a few years ago have several now and are adding more, making it the fastest-growing spirit in the country, according […]

• Passionate About Pisco

Passionate About Pisco

Master Distiller and restaurateur Johnny Schuler is the preacher of pisco. He’s dedicated to bringing the fragrant Peruvian spirit to the states. Working hard on a marketing campaign to make his this dream a reality, he’s learning how to navigate the different state laws regulating alcohol, about dry and wet states. He said he’s, “learning […]

• Pisco – the Latin Libation

Pisco – the Latin Libation

Pisco. ( Pronounced Peace-co) It’s the Peruvian version of Grappa. To those who haven’t had it before, Grappa is a rough brandy made from the leavings of wine production, the stems and skins and seeds of which are pressed (Grappa is “press” or “clamp” in Italian) and distilled to a high-temperature, sometimes rugged brandy. Pisco has […]

• LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

Thank you, Eater! Yup, there’s even a Pisco Sour Day (…in Peru). On February 5 Red Medicine, Big Bar at Alcove, Buffalo Club, and Rivera will shake up gratis Gran Sierpe pisco sours. To nab a complimentary beverage (one per person per venue, total four free drinks max) head here after February 1 and print […]

• Artisanal Peruvian Pisco, A Singular Spirit

Artisanal Peruvian Pisco, A Singular Spirit

As un-aged spirits go, I’m a fan of several but pisco wasn’t one of them until San Francisco bartender Duggan McDonnell introduced me to Campo de Encanto, an artisanal Peruvian pisco that he developed in conjunction with sommelier Walter Moore and master distiller Carlos Romero.  Pisco which is produced in Peru and Chile is a […]

• Rum becomes popular tipple in Chile

Rum becomes popular tipple in Chile

Chile’s alcohol sales are beginning to experience a shift. Rum sales have overtaken pisco in the country for the first time. While beer tops the list of favoured beverages, Chilean purchases of rum have surpassed those of pisco, a brandy distilled from white muscat grapes grown in the area around Pisco in central Chile.