A beautifully bottled Reservado Pisco from Capel in Chile. After maturing in American oak barrels, the traditional grape brandy has been put into bottles shaped like the Moai statues on Easter Island. Distilled from Muscat and Pedro Ximenez grapes, this is really aromatic and herby, and has flavours of spice and peppery fruit.
Pisco is the national spirit of Chile, a young, clear or aged grape brandy. In the mid 16th Century the Spanish conquistadors planted the first grape vines in the region for the production of wines and spirits. It is supposed that the first Pisco type drink was developed by the Spanish settlers as an alternative to imported alcoholic drinks and to provide something to which they were more accustomed than the local spirit.