The first batch of Black Whiskey featuring purple corn will be available later this month.
Black Whiskey is the first brand by Don Michael Andean Distillery. With its facilities located in Lurín just south of Lima, the distillery produced the first whiskey that incorporates Peruvian purple corn (which they call black corn). The brand was inspired by the process of making chicha de jora and the desire to use native grains to create a unique spirit.
To the purple corn they add wheat and barley imported from the U.S. Also coming from the States are the white oak barrels that are used for the aging process. The mash created during fermentation turns from a purple color to a reddish hue, indicating it's ready for distillation, which is done in copper stills.
Black whiskey will be available mid-November. The distillery will also offer Andean Cream, a cream liqueur using Black Whiskey and dairy cream. Touches of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut finish off the liqueur.
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Source: Somos, El Comercio
Cover photo: Black Whiskey/Don Michael Andean Distillery