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Pisco It is a Peruvian city, capital of the homonymous province, which is part of the department of Ica . The nazcas and the paracas they resided in this territory before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, who developed an important port in the zone.

Today Pisco It is a town known throughout the world for its closest tourist attractions, such as the Paracas National Reserve or the historical ruins of Tambo Colorado . However, the symbol of Pisco It is a drink that is produced in the area and is known, precisely, as pisco .

Pisco is a grape brandy that had its origin in the century XVI . The juice of the grapes is distilled in stills made of copper and then fermented. Typically, it is drunk as an appetizer or used to prepare various drinks or cocktails (such as Pisco Sour , which carries pisco, lemon juice and other ingredients).

It should be noted that it is known as Chilean pisco to another alcoholic beverage, in this case a brandy made from other kinds of grapes. Since many years, Chile and Peru they maintain a confrontation for the denomination of pisco origin.

Specifically, pisco from Peru is made with quebranta, muscat, black stream, grape, grapefruit, mollar, italy and albilla grapes. While pisco de Chile is prepared with muscatel, pedro jiménez and torontel grapes.

It is interesting to note that this Chilean drink has the privilege of having the oldest designation of origin in the country and throughout South America. Currently, more than 100 million liters are produced annually, of which a part is exported to the United States and Europe.

It is important to highlight that, beyond these meanings, pisco is a Quechua term that can be translated as "bird" . Therefore, in some regions, it is used to name certain species of these animals, such as turkeys .

However, we cannot forget the existence of geographical accidents and places in different corners of the world that are also known by the same name of Pisco. Among those is, for example, the Pisco River, which is from Peru and flows into the Pacific Ocean, or the Sierra de Pisco, which is located in Portugal, more precisely in the district of Guarda.

There is also Pisco Elqui. This is a term used to refer to a town in Chile that has become one of the enclaves with the greatest tourist interest in the entire Elqui Valley. It is located at 1,300 meters above sea level and, in addition to its natural beauty, offers visitors the chance to visit one of the most important and oldest distilleries in the area: Solar de Pisco Elqui.

Finally, in several of the provinces of the autonomous community of Andalusia, in Spain, the term pisco is used to refer to a speck or crumb that has a small size.

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