Campo de Encanto Pisco
Origin: Ica Valley, Peru
The word amongst our bartender clients is that Campo de Encanto blows every other pisco out of the game. Paul Clarke from the Cocktail Chronicles agrees, describing it as "Mind blowing stuff, absolutely the best Pisco I've ever tasted."
Campo de Encanto's 'Distiller's Reserve' is produced from sustainably farmed grapes of the Quebranta variety (also known as Palomino Negro, Pais or Mission). It was awarded a Gold metal at Peru's national Pisco festival in 2011.
In its inaugural year, Campo de Encanto won the Gran Medalla de Oro, the award for the Best Pisco of Perú. For Maestro Carlos Ruben Romero-Gamero and the nearly four hundred distillers in Perú, this is the highest honor to receive. Every September, the Comisión Nacional del Pisco combs the vast landscape of Perú visiting Pisco distilleries to secure samples of the pure grape brandy for analysis. Regional competitions ensued, followed by the Grand Championship which was held on Friday, November 5th, 2010. In front of thousands of his countrymen thirsty for their native drink, Master Distiller Romero and the brand he co-founded, Campo de Encanto was awarded the year's World's Best Pisco.
Created by Duggan McDonnell, owner of legendary Cantina bar in San Francisco, this pisco won the Gran Medalla de Oro for being Peru’s best pisco in its inaugural year, beating out 380 other piscos. Campo De Encanto is alembic distilled only once and nothing is added, no sugar, no preservatives; not even a drop of water.
- The Acholado White label
A blend of four old vine grape varieties – Quebranta (74%), Italia (16%), Torontel (6%) and Moscatel (4%). The Quebranta grapes contribute robust character and earthy notes, with the delicate floral aromas and fruit flavours of the aromatic Italia, Torontel and Moscatel varieties making up the balance. Acholado tends to be sweeter and is the style traditionally used for making the Pisco Sour.
- Quebranta Distiller’s Reserve Brown label
Made of 100% Quebranta grapes; Notes of plum and chocolate, almonds and mint with a hint of apricot blossom. It is a cuvee of different lots and vintages of Quebranta. Campo de Encanto translates as field of enchantment.