Calisco was awarded a Gold medal at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2022 Singapore World Spirits Competition for its exceptional quality and setting the standard in their category.
A masterfully blended spirit made with locally sourced grapes from sun-drenched California vineyards.
With Calisco we have intentionally blended individually distilled grape varietals to produce a spirit that pays homage to the world’s ﬁnest brandies, cognacs, and piscos while fully embodying the tradition and terroir of California.
Calisco is a truly pure, unaged, blended California Grape Spirit. Distilled and blended in a carefully curated method that removes impurities while retaining the essence and flavors of the grapes being sustainably grown here in the heart of sun-drenched California wine country.
The history of grape distillation spans centuries, continents, and cultures. It was the first spirit distilled in the Americas, and was the most popular spirit up until Prohibition. While having roots in the traditions of pisco distillation in Peru and Chile, Calisco brings the history and traditions back to the Gold State, bending an ear towards the innovation of the California Spirit.
Paul Sanguinetti and David Slade founded Calisco with the mission to create a sustainable grape spirit with the spirit, sun and love of California. The Calisco team of passionate wine and spirit experts continues to grow as Calisco's product and mission are met with enthusiastic response.
A symphony of grape varietals selected from sun drenched California vineyards, masterfully distilled and intentionally blended for vivid flavor, purity, and universal mixability.
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