La Diablada Puro Moscatel Pisco
La Diablada Macchu Pisco // Peru
In addition to strict production regulations, Peruvian piscos are further categorized into aromatic or non-aromatic as well as puro (pure) or acholado (blend). This is a puro pisco meaning that this is the product of only one grape. In this case, it is the moscatel grape which is an aromatic grape. As of early 2016, this is now available in the US after only being sold in Peru.
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.
"There's an elegance found on the nose with rose petals (and the green leaves of the flower) and red fruit. The aroma is nuanced and not in-your-face. The flavors follow suit with a gentle cooked pear and amber honey sweetness. The finish is herbal (think shiso/perilla leaves) and a hint of green olives. This is a stunning pisco and worth the trip to Peru to get."