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Spring Spirits: The Wonders of Peruvian Pisco

  • MOFAD Lab 62 Bayard Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

For the penultimate Spring Series event, Diego Loret de Mola of Pisco BarSol USA will uncover the fascinating history and production of the oldest distilled spirit in the Americas: pisco.

Sip a pisco cocktail as you learn about Peruvian pisco, historic pisco recipes, and the close relationship between wine and pisco. Afterwards, you’ll be able to sample six varieties of pisco and taste some Peruvian bites from Mission Ceviche and Pollo D'Oro.

The Trade Commission of Peru in New York is the commercial office of the Peruvian government in the USA. The primary role is to facilitate introductions and initiatives between Peruvian exporters and American companies in various segments of the market including manufacturing, fashion, food as well as tourism and investments. They also help Peruvian products enter the American market by aiding companies with branding and promotion.

About Diego Loret de Mola
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Diego moved to the USA in 1985. In 2000, he found his true calling when he joined the liquor industry as a director of BevMax Liquor Retail Group. Today, he is not only the Master Distiller and Brand Champion of BarSol Pisco, but a very passionate educator and the ultimate promoter of Peruvian Pisco in the world. In 2002, he led an investment group to acquire the century-old Bodega San Isidro, a pisco distillery that dates back to the 1800’s.

Founder of BarSol pisco, he produces one of the finest pisco’s available in the world. As a cocktail aficionado, he is a huge supporter of bringing back the classic craft of the cocktail.  He is an avid member and sponsor of the United States Bartenders Guild and The Museum of the American Cocktail and has attended the Beverage Alcohol Resources (BAR) certification class.

About BarSol Pisco
Distilled and bottled in one of the oldest distilleries in the Ica valley, Bodega San Isidro, BarSol is produced from pisco grapes grown in Ica, Peru. Designed by Diego Loret de Mola, BarSol adheres to the classic pisco distillation in copper pots, a method practiced in Peru since the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors in the 1500’s. Crafted in small batches and estate bottled, BarSol is distilled to bottle proof. Neither water nor other ingredients are added to the sole grape juice that is fermented into a perfect wine before it is distilled, thereby creating an exceptional spirit of exquisite purity, clarity and smoothness. Highly awarded around the world for its superior taste, BarSol is the perfect reward for all occasions.

About Mission Ceviche
Celebrating Peruvian culture and community through food, Mission Ceviche is here to connect people, culture and diversity to New York food markets. We are introducing a traditional and modern interpretation to one of the world’s most loved food trend, Raw, fresh and healthy. Mission Ceviche supports its community by working with local vendors and farms to source the best produce and ingredients.

About Pollo D'Oro
Located in downtown Brooklyn, Pollo D'Oro restaurant offers diners the opportunity to experience Peruvian culinary specialties in a casual setting. We serve the best and freshest classics of Peru with a sophisticated twist. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Pollo D'Oro's signature rotisserie chicken and Pisco Sour are not to be missed.

Pete's Candy Store Promotion
Pete's Candy Store is partnering with MOFAD for our Spring Spirits series. Ticket buyers get $1 off all drinks all night as well as Pete's Pisco Punch (pineapple-infused pisco, fresh lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, chili and salt) for a reduced price of $8. 709 Lorimer between Richardson and Frost.


Photo via Flickr user Cathrine Lindblom Gunasekara