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Don Benedicto Pisco Quebranta

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Don Benedicto Pisco Quebranta

Obtained by the distillation of mosto from a single variety of pisquera grape (Quebranta), clean with structure and balance.

Pisco is a potent South American brandy with a storied history and a passionate following. Pisco is exported from both Peru and Chile, and both countries claim to be the original producers of the liqueur. Pisco is made from only certain varieties of grapes, which are fermented and distilled into a potent aguardiente. It is the essential ingredient in the now world famous cocktail, the pisco sour.

Types of Pisco

There are four categories of pisco, made from seven varieties of grapes. Pisco puro is made only from black, nonaromatic grapes, usually the quebranta variety. These were the original grapes brought over from Spain, which supposedly changed and adapted to their new environment, resulting in a unique taste. Pisco aromático is made from one of four more fruity and aromatic varieties: muscatél, italia, albilla, and torontél. Pisco acholado is made from a blend of a nonaromatic grape and one or more of the aromatic varieties. Pisco mosto verde is made from partially fermented grapes. Pisco puro and pisco acholado are the varieties most often used to make pisco sours.