Nestled in the Ica Valley of Peru, amidst the foothills of the Andes, lies the oldest distillery in the Americas, Hacienda La Caravedo, established 1684.
From here, Pisco Alegre is crafted by hand in small batches using traditional artisanal distilling techniques, resulting in the finest expression of pisco, Peru’s national spirit. Distilled entirely from grapes and completely unaltered without even the addition of water, Pisco Alegre is a mixable and versatile white spirit dedicated to honoring the spirit of tradition, craft, and adventure.
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Pisco Alegre Acholado is made with two varieties of grapes, and approximately 15 pounds of fruit goes into each bottle.
Meet Master Distiller Johnny Schuler
Regarded as the foremost pisco authority, Johnny Schuler has dedicated his life to excellence in the pisco industry. As a pisco ambassador, he has travelled the world to educate spirit industry professionals and the public alike about the culture, heritage, and craftsmanship of pisco.
Johnny’s passion for pisco was first piqued in 1977 following an impromptu invitation to judge a pisco competition. After sipping 80 different piscos, he was astonished by the variety, robustness, and complexity of flavors. From that day forward, he dedicated himself to the study of pisco. Today, he is one of its greatest advocates.
For more than 20 years, Johnny has played an integral role rallying government ministries and the private sector to regulate the pisco industry in Peru. In recognition for his work, Johnny was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Peruvian Congress. A favorite speaker at wine and spirits events, Johnny regularly judges tasting competitions, including the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. His experience and enthusiasm for pisco can also be seen on his popular television show, Por Las Rutas del Pisco, which is aired throughout Latin America and the US. A trained chef and successful restauranteur, Johnny showcases Pisco Portón in the dishes and bars of his restaurants, Granja Azul and Key Club, located in Peru.
Aerial view of The old on the left and new on the right distilleries in the center the offices and tasting room the Hotel on the left top side of the picture.