It's hard to miss Destilleria Pisco Mistral: it's opposite the square in a town that's only 4 or 5 blocks. Tour buses are parked in front. The next tour in English wasn't for an hour, so I joined a tour in Spanish. Fortunately I've been to enough wineries and distilleries that I wasn't too lost.
Half of the tour is devoted to a distillery museum.
These udders from a cow were used to carry water.
Saddle bags for collecting grapes.
This is the old cellar for aging. I was curious how the bottles withstand earthquakes, but Chileans assured me that the country is accustombrada to terremotos and plans accordingly.
We tasted some ripe muscatel grapes off the vine.
Modern distillery tanks remind me of bathyspheres. Copper is expensive, so it's only used on the top.
Pisco is aged in these tanks. They smelled really good.
At the end of the tour, Carmen turned on an instructional film, which to my amusement was narrated in first-person Pisco.