Definition of pisco in US English:



  • A white brandy made in Peru from muscat grapes.

    • ‘The ties go back so far, both Chile and Peru claim pisco as their national drink and are still fighting over who has sole ownership.’
    • ‘Another alcoholic drink, also made from grapes, is called pisco.’
    • ‘When a large bottle of beer or pisco (a Peruvian alcoholic beverage) is opened, the bottle and glass are passed around in a circle.’
    • ‘Dinner's not till 8: 30, so fortify yourself with a predinner pisco in the hotel bar.’
    • ‘Sure, you could rhumba with a Martini in one hand, but you need the right spirit - either rum or pisco - to get into the spirit and beat of Latin music and culture.’


Named after a port in Peru.