AUSTRALIA | We’re big fans of Pisco Sours at The City Lane. From the moment we sampled our first Pisco Sour back in 2013 at Piqueos to the most recent one we tried at Lady Carolina (and every one in between), we’ve been hooked on the refreshing cocktail. The combination of Pisco, lime juice, sugar syrup and egg white just works. Despite this we’re not actually too familiar with the national spirit of Peru outside of the Pisco Sour context.
We’re clearly not the only ones who don’t have a full appreciation of Pisco and it’s something that entrepreneur Josie Healy noticed too. Whereas we were happy to wallow in our ignorance and enjoy our Pisco Sours, Josie decided to travel across South America, spending several months in Peru meeting with small batch Pisco producers and suppliers, sourcing some of the finest Piscos around to bring to Australia. Not just a few bottles for herself, but rather a steady supply of 4 of the best Piscos around – Viñasde Oro, Pisco Portón, De Carral and Cuatro G’s, to be distributed by her new business, The Pisco People.
From each brand, the Pisco People have selected the most awarded and highly regarded styles of Pisco, including single variety Quebranta and Italia, Acholado, which is a mix of two or more grape varieties, and the super premium Mosto Verde style of Pisco. What does this mean? We don’t know exactly but hey, we love Pisco Sours and love small batch, premium alcohol so we’re pretty confident that they’ll be some fine drops.
To find out more, and to get hands on a bottle or 2 of the good stuff, check out the official Pisco People website. In the meantime, here’s a Pisco summer cocktail “The Pisco Blush” to show that there’s more to Pisco than the classic Pisco Sour. ¡Salud!