Israel J. Ruiz
After attending what is considered the most important pisco event in the country, Rafael Rey, Peru’s production minister, affirmed that the companies producing the national spirit were constantly innovating and increasing the quality of the brandy.
At the close of the National Pisco Festival and Contest, which was held at Jockey Plaza from September 12-14, the production minister affirmed that Peru’s pisco brandy had assured itself a place in the world market.
Over 11,000 people attended the event, announced Minister Rey, explaining this was a 25 percent increase when compared to the last edition of the contest.
"There were 308 pisco samples from five of the country’s regions – Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna that took part in the contest," said Rey.
Among the types of pisco were Quebranta, Mollar, Uvinas, Negra Criolla, Italia, Torontel, Moscatel, Albilla, Acholado and Mosto Verde.
Over thirty-four gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to pisco producers.
The top medal was won by Agromistral, a company from the region of Ica that produces Pisco Quebranta.