Pisco Fever 2: Who wants this (IMHO cool) bottle of Pisco Porton

UPDATE: As usual with contests on this blog, I asked an observer — in this case Jack Zhou of 1F — to monitor me as I wrote down the entrant names on pieces of paper and scrunched them up. Zhou then randomly picked one. And the winner is: Kirby! I hope he provides a report on how his plan for that empty bottle turns out. Here was Kirby’s entry:

I will fill it with water and break a liquid highlighter into the water, then I will put a black light behind it so that it glows in the dark. It will just like my freshman in college all over again. All I will need to do is pop my collar, put on axe body spray, and gel up my hair to impress the ladies, they won’t know what hit them.

Kirby, if you need a highlighter, I have a few extra around the apartment I am willing to deliver along with that bottle.

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[To enter the contest, leave a comment and tell us what you would do with the empty bottle.]

I’m giving away this bottle of Pisco Porton that I received yesterday for being a judge at a cocktail competition in the Kempinski Hotel (post coming soon). It’s a beauty*, IMHO, and apparently the liquid inside isn’t too bad, either. From Cocktail Enthusiast (my highlights):

Pisco Porton is a new brand of Pisco… by Master Distiller Johnny Schuler at Hacienda la Caravedo in Ica, Peru.

Pisco Porton is made from a blend of Quebranta, Torontel and Albilla grapes. It’s a mosto verde pisco, which means that it’s distilled from grape juice that has not completely fermented into alcohol. This is an expensive process, as it yields less pisco per batch, but it helps maintain the original essence of the grape.

At first whiff, Pisco Porton is very earthy – almost musty – with a background of fermented fruit. Take a sip, and the pisco unlocks some sweetness and more fruit. It has a rich and silky mouthfeel, with a mildly dry finish.

See also these tasting notes from Dowd’s and these ones at New World Review.

Sounds good enough for a contest!

To enter, leave a comment and tell us what would you do with the bottle after finishing all of its delicious contents. One empty bottle, lots of possibilities. All reasonable entries will go into a draw for the bottle of Pisco Porton. Deadline is Monday at noon. You have to be able to pick up the bottle in the Sanlitun-Workers Stadium area.

By the way, I’ll be working on wrapping up any unfinished contests over the next couple of days.

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* It looks better in real life, with the image of the hacienda embossed on the inside back of the bottle.

7 thoughts on “Pisco Fever 2: Who wants this (IMHO cool) bottle of Pisco Porton”

  1. I would place a lit candle in it (empty bottle), listen to Madonna sing “La Isla Bonita” and dance, dance, dance!

  2. I will fill it with water and break a liquid highlighter into the water, then I will put a black light behind it so that it glows in the dark. It will just like my freshman in college all over again. All I will need to do is pop my collar, put on axe body spray, and gel up my hair to impress the ladies, they won’t know what hit them.

  3. Hi, Boyce,

    I also attended the event at Kempinski and saw when you received the bottle -still with that precious liquid inside-.

    I definitively, I promise, would pull some strings and go the Peruvian embassy to get a refill to start my own second edition of the BEIJING PISCO FESTIVAL in March. Of course, you’re invited to attend. !Salud!

  4. I will place it next to our Guanyin statue and, on July 28, the first day of the National Day celebrations of Peru, recognize the efforts of Tupac Amaru II, who led a rebellion of indigenous people against the colonial government starting in 1780.

  5. I will watch a whole episode of Twin Peaks through the bottle and blame my hallucinations on you!

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