Pisco has been produced for over 450 years in Chile, but the great debate is where does it originate Peru or Chile? Geographically what is now claimed by Chile was once a part of Peru in the 16th century that was ruled by the Spanish. Truth behind it, it was the Spanish who in fact introduced grapes to South America and started the whole wine distilling process.
Pisco is known as the "national spirit" of both Chile and Peru. There are roughly 13 different grapes that are used for a varieties of Pisco, and it has a aging process of a minium of 60 days.
Capel is a clear alcohol, and the smell once it hits you the first time will hit you if your not use to the Brandy smell. 40% alcohol and its definatley not something to just drink on the rocks!
Capel being one of the lower class Brandys is definately not a smooth drink but this is what I suggest to make is amazing.... drink it with gingerale and a squeeze of line which would make it a drink called a "chilcano"!!!!!!
For where I come from this is the only brand we have and at roughly 26 bottle, it is expensive considering its a lower class pisco but I'll continue to buy it!
If you like Brandy, give this a try just for the fun of trying new Brandy.
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