Get Schooled in Pisco, the Spirit of Peru

Maggie Hoffman

When someone asks Enrique Sanchez what pisco is, he starts with the big umbrella category: it’s brandy, a spirit distilled from wine or fruit. But it’s different from France’s calvados (made from apples), or even Cognac (although both are made from grapes), since those spirits are aged for years in oak barrels and Peruvian pisco is never aged in wood. Sanchez stocks 20 different bottles of...