Light vanilla, lime peel, and white pepper make up a very light nose. On the palate, white pepper, vanilla sugar, wet cement, lime, yuzu, and cinnamon make up a fairly straightforward presentation. There is a nice peppery bite at the end and a bit of earthiness present as well. The finish is quick and leaves the palate ready for another sip.
Macchu Pisco was founded in 2006 by Melanie Asher and her sister Lizzie. Together the two have crafted an entirely new experience for discerning drinkers when they introduced this sublime spirit of Peru to the United States, Europe and beyond.
While the sisters certainly cast a reverent eye toward tradition, Macchu Pisco is singular in its modern purity as nothing less than revelatory by mixologists.
Essentially a South American take on Brandy, Pisco is made in the wine-growing regions of Chile and Peru through a single distillation of fermented grape juice (wine) in copper pot stills. The result is a clear to amber colored high-proof spirit whose flavor and aroma can vary dramatically depending on the grape varieties used. Furthermore, up to 27 pounds of grapes can be required to make just one 750ml bottle of Pisco! It is most often enjoyed in one of the many cocktails created especially for it, such as the Pisco Sour, Serena Libre or Pisco Punch.