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Campo de Encanto Pisco Joins Gemini Spirits & Wine

Gemini Spirits & Wine has announced an exciting addition to its portfolio of premium craft spirits: the full line of pisco from Campo de Encanto. Gemini has partnered with Duggan McDonnell and Walter Moore, founders of Encanto, to act as the sole importer in the U.S., effective immediately.

McDonnell comments, "I've long admired the Gemini and Sazerac family of spirits. Our partnership is based on a mutual commitment to authenticity and tradition in craft spirits. With Gemini, Encanto will reach a broader audience within the U.S., and strengthen our position within the rapidly growing craft spirits market. We couldn't be any happier."   
Campo de Encanto Pisco is a hand-harvested, single-distilled pisco culled from 100 percent grapes and boasting more than 400 years of tradition. The brand has won the two highest awards for any Pisco: the Gran Medalla de Oro for the Best Pisco of Peru, and the National Pisco Sour Championship - delighting Peruvians on their native soil in Lima, Peru. Gemini will import all three of Encanto's expressions: the Grand & Noble (Acholado), and the two Distiller's Reserve Selections (Single Vineyard Quebranta and Single Vineyard Moscatel).

"We are excited to welcome Encanto into the Gemini family," replied Ken Kwarta, General Manager of Gemini Spirits and Wine, "and look forward to accelerating Encanto's presence in the craft spirits marketplace."

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