Kappa // Chile
The House of Marnier Lapostolle was originally founded in France and is most known for their Grand Marnier liqueur. In 1994, one of the family members expanded the business to Chile in the form of a winery, Casa Lapostolle. Kappa Pisco was introduced in 2011 and is the first clear spirit produced by the family. It's distilled using pink muscat (rosé) and muscat of Alexandria grapes grown in the Elqui Valley of northern Chile. The brand name comes from the Kappa Crucis Cluster or Jewel Box, regarded as one of the most visually striking star formations seen from the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
"The nose is floral and fragrant, with lavender, vanilla, grass, hay, and all types of underlying fruits, such as raspberries, peaches, and apricots. The palate is oily and mouth-coating, with more vanillins, fruits, and floral notes. A touch of heat starts the finish leading into rose water and lychee, with citrus zest and black pepper. A final bitter note is the only knock keeping this from excellence. "