Peru’s Pisco

Pisco is the clear brandy that Peruvians have enjoyed for 450 years. Through the popularity of the refreshing pisco sour, a lime-laced drink known in bars everywhere, pisco is enjoying some well-deserved fame. But as Peruvians know, this sophisticated brandy is far more than just a mixer. Made only in a limited coastal area of Peru according to strict regulations, it has all the elegance and polish of French Cognac. Johnny Schuler is the president of the Pisco Tasters Guild and widely considered to be the world’s leading expert. According to Schuler, Peruvians owe this beloved beverage to the requirements of the Catholic Church.

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