Spirit of the Month: June 2017

We choose our Spirit of the Month to highlight some of the greatest spirits in the world. Some of them are age-old classics, some of them are great new releases, but whatever it is, you can be sure that it's something we love. This month we've chosen:

Barsol Primero Quebranta Pisco – The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Month
Barsol Primero Quebranta Pisco – The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Month
Barsol Pisco

Primero Quebranta

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A classic Peruvian pisco from the experts at Barsol. Quebranta grapes are the foundation of this style of pisco, producing a crisp and delicate spirit that's perfect for making a Pisco Sour, Peru's national drink.

Tasting Notes

Barsol Primero Quebranta Pisco

From the Producer

  • Nose: Gentle and fruity, with subtly sweet banana and ripe berry notes complemented by delicate citrus touches – lemon and lime.
  • Palate: The citrus of the nose is mirrored on the palate, along with a range of dark and sweet flavours – fruity-but-bitter dark chocolate, pecan nuts and hints of candied peel.
  • Finish: Seductively long, with slowly fading citrus.
  • Comment: Elegant and refined, with solid character. The long finish and sweetness on the palate make it perfect for crafting Pisco Sours.

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    Character

    About Barsol

    Barsol

    History

    Barsol is based at the Bodega San Isidro, an estate in the Ica Valley region of Peru. While the bodega was founded in the 1800s and produced pisco from at least the 1920s, it closed down in the late 1960s when the government took over the land.

    In 2002, San Isidro was purchased by Diego Loret de Mola and Carlos Ferryos, who revived local pisco-making tradition with a vision of putting a bottle of Peruvian spirit on every bar in the world. Barsol still uses the distillery's 100-year-old copper pot stills to make all of its pisco, the core of its artisanal and traditional approach to production.

    3 Customer Reviews

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    • 5
      2 days ago

      Excellent- a Grappa-like delight! Ava & Ernie were sure onto something !

    • 5
      2 days ago

      Perfect for Pisco Sours! Nice on it's own too.

    • 5
      12 December 2016

      Best representation of an Authentic Peruvian Pisco. Delicious, perfect to make cocktails like a Pisco Sour or a Chilcano, but also outstanding when tasted neat. My favorite go-to pisco all the time.