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  • n. A liquor distilled from grapes (a brandy) made in wine-producing regions of Peru and Chile. It is the most widely consumed spirit in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.


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  • Thanks, yarb. Looking forward to the report.


    November 9, 2007

  • The Chileans I'm working with think that Chile won the right to most things in the war of the Pacific, but even they admit (to me) that Pisco is probably more Peruvian than Chilean.

    I'm quite partial to grappa late at night or after a big dinner.

    November 9, 2007

  • I neither drink nor live in Chile any longer, but I used to do both, and a good pisco sour is delightful. Straight pisco I'm not so fond of--it tastes like grappa.

    I always thought Chile won the right claim pisco as its own when it kicked the asses of both Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific.

    November 9, 2007

  • I have so far only drunk pisco in pisco sours (piscos sour?). I plan to rectify this very soon though by consuming it neat and will let you know, rt.

    November 9, 2007

  • Yes, the potent pisco sour, known to make individuals forget their marital status, or name, or how to breathe..depending on how many one drinks. Doesn't take many so be careful!

    November 9, 2007

  • Ooh. What's it like?

    November 9, 2007

  • A spirit distilled from grapes, claimed by both Peru and Chile as the national drink, and the subject of bitter dispute between the two countries.

    Basis of the superb pisco sour cocktail.

    November 9, 2007