Waqar is an artisanal Pisco produced in the high desert mountains of the Tulahuen DO located within the Limari Valley of Chile. The spirit is distilled from finished wine produced from 100% Muscat grapes (Alexandria and Pink). The grapes are hand harvested from five local vineyards planted about 20-30 years ago, approximately 3000 feet above sea level. The Camposano family built their winery and distillery in the 1850’s and were the first to commercially market bottled Pisco in Chile. The family stopped producing from 1984 until 2010 when fifth generation family member, and Master Distiller, Jaime Camposano Jr, revived the distillery alongside three Chilean friends who met in college. The distillation is all done by hand in a copper pot heated by local native firewood. They use only the heart of the distillation and remove the head and tail portions, which enables them to have the best possible quality, and to retain the freshness and floral character of the wine used for this special Pisco. The distilled spirit comes in overproof and is rectified with cool, purified, local mountain stream water. The DO for Pisco was established in 1931 and all Chilean Pisco’s must follow the mandated rules to use this designation on their bottlings. Waqar works with and promotes local people from the small community of Tulahuen. This is one of the most highly regarded Piscos produced in Chile.