Spirits Review

Pisco Portón

Pisco Portón comes from distiller Johnny Schuler, known for his Peruvian-focused cooking and cocktail shows. Using a blend of quebranta, torontel and albilla grapes only partially fermented before distillation, he’s made a delicate pisco with fl oral notes that play around a core of briny olive, red apple and raspberry flavors. While it starts off feeling sweet, it ends bone dry, in part an effect of the higher alcohol content, leaving flower petals in its wake.

Reviewed in W&S February 2014.