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Chilean journalist admits that Peru’s pisco sour is better!

Peruvian Pisco sour

It’s not like most people didn’t know this already, but… If this doesn’t make front page headlines around the world (or just in Peru) I would be surprised!  🙂 http://www.livinginperu.com/news/10556 “The quebranta, which is the base of the most traditional Peruvian piscos, seems to not exist in our country.” Tapia explains that in Chile is a common practice to mix stocks, in Peru it’s done in a specific way. The acholado pisco always uses aromatic grapes with stocks with more body. Peruvian pisco isn’t brought up in kegs, as the Chilean one, but in steel or plastic crock or in the traditional chalk jar to not to distort the expression of the stock. And one more detail: the year of vintage is indicated at our pisco bottles. Another important difference is that in Peru water is not needed to lower the level of alcohol. “Peruvians feel it as a sacrilege because it distorts the character of the distillation, so they choose the portion suitable to the gradation of their pisco.” Finally Tapia says Peruvian pisco is more rich and diverse, due to the number of national farmers who try to give a high quality pisco.