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Pisco Portón Acholado launches in the US

Pisco Portón has added Pisco Portón Acholado to its portfolio. Following the growth of the company’s flagship Pisco Portón Mosto Verde, the rise of its newest offering La Caravedo, launched late 2014, and the growing demand in the US for high quality pisco, the company is expanding its portfolio to offer additional expressions.

Pisco Portón Acholado is handcrafted with the same quality, authenticity, and heritage distinctive to Pisco Portón’s portfolio. All expressions are produced by Pisco Portón’s master distiller Johnny Schuler at Hacienda La Caravedo, established in 1684 and located in Ica, Peru.

“The growth of Peruvian pisco is on the rise in the US with demand increasing 59% in 2015.  Our portfolio continues to grow as well with our flagship, Pisco Portón Mosto Verde, leading the pisco category as the #1 exported pisco to the US from Peru,” says Brent Kallop, president of Pisco Portón.  “Our pisco puro, La Caravedo, is already the third largest exported pisco to the US from Peru.  With the demand for high quality pisco growing, we wanted to expand our offering to include an acholado that provides a premium blend and rounds out the portfolio to offer all three styles of Peruvian pisco.

“We are also proud to announce that Pisco Portón Acholado was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and appreciate the recognition of our efforts to produce the finest handcrafted piscos.”

Pisco Portón Acholado is a pisco acholado, which means it is a blend of two or more of the eight grape varietals allowed by Peruvian law to make pisco. It is a smooth, delicate blend from three estate-grown grapes (Quebranta, Italia, and Torontel) that is versatile, mixable, and pairs well with a variety of flavours.  There are eight pounds of grapes in every bottle.

“We are thrilled to introduce Pisco Portón Acholado to the US market.  With demand increasing and more call for our portfolio of piscos, this new addition allows us to reach more people and share the heritage of our native spirit and the tradition of Hacienda La Caravedo, ” says Schuler. 

Pisco Portón Acholado is available in key US markets starting April 2016 with a suggested retail price of US$34.99/750ml.

25 April 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor