Pisco may be a new type ofif you’ve never been to South America, but it can also be found and enjoyed in other parts of the world.
What is Pisco?
Pisco is the national drink of Peru and Chile and is made by distilling wine into a clear liquor. It is commonly known as the liquor in a Pisco Sour, a popular cocktail made with egg whites. This alcohol is naturally -free, and styles can range from 38-48% alcohol by volume (ABV).
This alcohol is in the same family as brandy, which is also made by distilling wine.
Peru and Chile both claim the name Pisco but maintain differing standards for its production. There are many different types of Pisco, including Puro, Mosto Verde, and Acholado. Let us discuss them in detail below.
Made from a single origin of grape, which can be either aromatico (being enjoyed by the nose) or non-aromatico (being enjoyed by the tongue)
The sugars. After distillation, it is smooth and easily drinkable.process is abbreviated for this variety, leaving more
Made with more than one grape variety. Styles andvary widely by producer according to history and flavor preference.
Chile allows much looser guidelines for production, resulting in more affordable varieties. While Peruvian Pisco must be distilled to proof, in Chile, they may add water after distillation. With fewer regulations, a taste test may be required to determine a single bottle’s quality!
Doctors agree that having 1-2drinks per day can improve your health in various ways.
- promote overall health
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- Reduces risk of
- Pisco or may help skin health when used to make topical treatments
How to Drink?
Known for its versatility, this liquor can be included in your daily diet in various forms. Macerate fruit with the liquor, use it in a marinade for chicken or beef, or simply enjoy a classic cocktail with this South American classic!