BarSol Primero Pisco Quebranta
BarSol // Peru
Production was revived at the historic Bodega San Isidro in 2002 after having been mothballed for 34 years. Although certain aspects of the facility were updated, including the introduction of a modern bladder press to replace the antique basket presses formerly used to press the grapes, distillation is still carried out by hand the old-fashioned way. Peruvian Pisco by law cannot contain added water or additives of any kind.
PiscoBrandy distilled from grapes and produced in either Peru or Chile. In Peru, there are eight allowable grapes and in Chile, there are three. Peruvian Pisco is distilled only once in a pot-still and no wood aging is allowed. Peruvian pisco cannot have any alterations including dilution. Chilean pisco can be distilled multiple times, can be aged, and can be diluted prior to bottling.
"Bold fruit aromas introduce this forceful but stylish pisco, with rosehip, lime blossom, dried apricot, and raspberry giving the nose plenty to feast on. Full-bodied and potent on the palate with a nice glycerine-led mouthfeel. Clearly freshness and exuberance was what they were going for, rather than detail or refinement. A faint musty or farmyard aroma emerges with some time in the glass and the fruit turns a little bitter on the end. "