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Growing bored of gin? Pair one of these great piscos with your tonic instead

Have you exhausted the possibilities of gin? For a high-summer switch, try an aromatic and spritzy pistón (or P&T, if you like): pisco mixed with tonic, and garnished with a hot-pink wedge of grapefruit.

The grape brandy is the national drink of both Chile and Peru (whose origins are bitterly contested by the two nations). Last week, at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), a panel of spirits experts from around the world decided to award a trophy – the highest possible accolade, and the first time a pisco has been recognised – to El Gobernador, a jasmine-scented pisco derived from muscat grapes grown in the Limari Valley in central Chile.

Continue reading HERE (The Telegraph)