Pisco Porton is an unapologetically flavorful spirit that brings dimension and character back to the drinking experience. Taken neat, it is complex and layered.
Pisco Porton is handcrafted using centuries-old distilling methods in combination with new technology to create a mosto verde pisco made from a blend of grapes that is of superior quality and true to Peruvian tradition. To preserve the full character of the grapes, Pisco Porton uses the mosto verde method of distilling from a partially fermented grape juice known as must. There pisco is never adulterated with water or artificial flavors. What is in the glass is pure and natural.
This new ultra premium white spirit is made at Hacienda La Caravedo in Ica, Peru, which is home to a new state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly distillery, as well as the oldest distillery in the Americas (est. 1684). Pisco Porton is committed to maintaining a high level of artisanal craft and honoring centuries of Peruvian heritage. Each bottle is individually numbered and bears the signature of our Master Distiller, Johnny Schuler.
- Distilled to proof (no water added)
- Approximately 15 pounds of grapes go into every bottle of Pisco Porton
- Rested for months to achieve a complex, round flavor
- Never altered by aging in wood, the addition of water or artificial flavors and colors
- 100% made from must; not like grappa, which is made from pomace
Pisco Porton uses the mosto verde method for making its pisco, which means that the distillate is made from must (grape juice) that has not completely fermented. This serves to keep some of the natural grape sugars from converting into alcohol, thus putting more flavor and aroma into every bottle. Mosto verde piscos are recognized as being the finest types of pisco, however most producers donít use this method because it is very labor intensive and requires a large amount of grapes. Fifteen pounds of grapes go into every bottle of Pisco Porton!
The three grape varietals that give Pisco Porton its flavor are Quebranta, Albilla and Torontel.
- Quebranta is a non-aromatic varietal that evolved on the Peruvian coast. It is the most popular pisco grape in Peru and gives body and fullness of flavor to Pisco Porton.
- Albilla is a fragrant green grape with a soft and fruity taste structure. It is prized for its smooth finish in pisco.
- Torontel grapes have a strong citrus and peach aroma that lingers on the hands and clothing of workers who handle them. Its expression in the glass is alive with heady aromatic complexity.
Distilled to Proof
Pisco Porton is distilled to exactly 86 proof using custom made copper pot stills. While distillers of whiskey or vodka can always water their spirit back down to proof, the master distiller only has one chance to make each batch right. By Peruvian law, no water can be added to the pisco to bring it to proof. This law ensures small batch distillation, which allows the master distiller to have more control over the entire distillation process and create a better product.Resting
After distillation, the pisco rests in containers called cubas de guardia for five to eight months in order to let the flavors develop. These containers are made from cement because it is non-reactive and will not leach other flavors into the pisco as a wooden barrel would. As a result, Pisco Porton is the pure essence of its grapes and not a mix of grapes, wood or other unnatural flavorings.
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