Oct 8, 2020
In this fascinating conversation
and tasting with Melanie Asher of Macchu Pisco, some of the topics
we discuss include:
- Melanie’s journey as an entrepreneur - from
hustling flowers in Peru at the age of 6, to mergers and
acquisitions for international spirits companies, to founding her
own Pisco brand.
Pisco is unique from other un-aged fruit brandies from around the
world, including which grapes can be used to make it and what other
production considerations are required by the category’s
geographical denomination of origin.
we get into the tasting, where we sample Macchu Pisco’s premium
base expression, as well as 3 different varieties from the “La
Diablada” collection, a custom blend made for the Founding Farmers
restaurant group, and wrapping up with a pour of Ñusta - an ultra
premium bottling that only gets produced in the order of about 100
bottles per year.
the way, we talk about what it takes to run a spirits brand, how
Melanie thinks about blending in the un-aged spirits space, what to
drink with Keanu Reeves, and much, much more.