The famous distillery that is admired in the world is still a matter of controversy Peru and Chile. Its neighbor to the south claims it as their own, although some of its oldest documents date back to 1722 and only endorsed its designation of origin in 1933.
In Peru, the documents discovered by Sifuentes Alemán – and will be published in mid-June -, after a search in the libraries of the old continent, through 16 documented chapters, the history of history. Glowing bottles Inside Aika 1534 to 1834. By far the oldest.
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The author says that the 150-page contribution to historical memory goes in two directions, inspired by the stories already written about Pisco, but also opening new lines of inquiry.
“We place Ica and its valleys not only as the cradle of pisco, but also as the first pisco civilization to be recognized by the public. It highlights documents that claim Chileans were once unaware of pisco”, details management.
A contribution that, without a doubt, could improve Peru’s efforts against Countries that have not yet recognized Pisco Big drink, Among them, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand; Besides Proceedings before Thailand and India.
It may also stop the misuse of pisco value among Peruvian companies. For example, in early 2023, Indecopi announced that it would launch an investigation Barsol For stating on their website that Pisco is from Chile and Peru.
The authority informed the management in writing that the investigation is on. So far in 2023, 100 exploration procedures have been carried out regarding origin pisco dominance.“With the intention of investigating the incidents, sanction procedures are initiated as a result.”
In the past year alone, as a result of incidents gathered from investigations, Indecopi Pisco formalized 14 complaints for violation of value.
“If a violation is confirmed, the consequence can vary from reprimands and/or fines up to 150 UIT, in addition to other measures such as confiscation and destruction of the infringing products,” Indecopi clarified.
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Pisco, a cultural meeting
First notes on Pisco In documents published in Peru from 1613 (see image at end), the question for Sifuentes,What happened before?
What happened when the Inca Pachacútec conquered the Ica and Pisco valleys, and how does Pisco, the Peruvian drink, appear in his book Los Commentarios Reales, Volume III? The 300-year journey includes the years after that successA phase that Sifuentes already wrote about in his book in 2020 A war won by Peru. Pisco at Freedom. 1819-1826.
For example, in a document from October 1821, José Jarreguy addresses the protector José de San Martín about paying taxes. Jugs of pisco.
“(…) the jugs of pisco exported from the port of pisco, because of thieves on the way, a great loss of time (…)”.
“It’s a meeting of different cultures that creates a completely new product. It’s a product created with Inca skills and wisdom to adapt a Spanish crop. It’s a drink with the spirit of Peru”, says Ítalo Sifuentes. The book will be launched on June 26 at IGA.
- According to Intecopia, 71 countries recognize pisco as a Peruvian drink.
- Peru defined its origin for pisco in 1991.
- Additionally, every first Saturday in February since 2004, Peru celebrates Pisco Sour Day.
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