Spirits Review

La Diablada Pisco

This acholado (blended) pisco made by Lizzie and Melanie Asher, Peruvian sisters living in the US, is wonderfully layered and balanced. With the help of their 90-year-old grandmother in blending, and a co-op of women farmers supplying grapes, they’ve created a pisco worthy of its name: La Diablada is a South American dance in which a cast of devils and angels battle it out. Each of the varieties in the blend (quebranta, torontel, moscatel and italia) take their turn on the dance floor, a little plum, some blossom scents, then blueberries, herbs and briny flavors weaving together in a wonderfully layered performance.

Reviewed in W&S February 2014.