Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Pisco Portón

July 24, 2012 by  
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Pisco Portón is a “mosto verde”, so the grapes used are distilled before fermentation is complete, which brings out a more rustic character in the spirit.


Tales of the Cocktail: Pisco Preview

July 23, 2012 by  
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We’re especially looking forward to the events at Tales of the Cocktail aimed at furthering our knowledge, and our palate, for pisco, the spirit of the Andes.


Review: Pisco Oro Quebranta

July 20, 2012 by  
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Pisco Oro makes a large family of pisco varietals, with their quebranta puro pisco being a very good expression of the complex flavors and fire from this single-grape spirit.


Recipe: Around Cape Horn

April 13, 2012 by  
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The Around Cape Horn is an original Boozenik cocktail, mixing South American favorites cachaça and pisco which are rapidly growing in popularity world-wide .


Review: Piscología Pisco Acholado

April 6, 2012 by  
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Piscología Pisco Achlado is a small batch acholado pisco, blending quebranta, torontel, and italia grapes, and makes a very nice pisco sour.


Recipe: Vinn Baijiu Sour

November 28, 2011 by  
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When presented with a new spirit, there’s occasionally a struggle to hit a “right” cocktail for the spirit. But as unusual a spirit as the Vinn Baijiu is, something about the nose reminded me of a quebranta pisco, oddly enough. But that was enough to inspired exploring around the Pisco Sour, and with some minor tweaks, I bring you the Baijiu Sour.


Recipe: Tamarillo Tippler by Nathan Gerdes

November 9, 2011 by  
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This cocktail was a play with local and seasonal ingredients, taking a Portland spin on a South American source.


Macchu Pisco

March 4, 2011 by  
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Macchu Pisco is handmade, although the grapes are stomped by foot, and it’s produced in a traditional copper pot still in the Ica Valley of Peru.


Encanto Pisco

January 21, 2011 by  
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Pisco is a fairly old, primitive, and frankly vibrant and muscular spirit. In the case of Encanto it is also hand-bottled in the Ica Valley of Peru.