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pisco

Pronunciation: [PEE-skoh]

Categories: Brandy

A clear to pale straw-colored, potent South American brandy that dates back to the Incas. Piscos are produced primarily in Peru and Chile and most are made from a 100 percent muscat-based wine, although some are produced from a blend of grapes. They're briefly aged in clay jars and have a spicy, exotic flavor (often compared to that of beeswax) with orange blossom overtones.