WHAT: El Alambique Pisco Rating: NNN
WHERE: Ica, Peru
WHY: This rambunctious Peruvian brandy packs a hot, focused, grapey punch, making it a turbo-charged variation for brandy-containing cocktails like champagne cups and gloom lifters. Or go straight to the heart of the matter with the eponymous pisco sour.
PRICE: 750 ml/$39.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #56242)