BarSol is leading the pisco renaissance into the modern age with the revitalization of the historic Bodega San Isidro in the Ica Valley region of Peru, which has long been recognized for its pisco production. The estate was founded in the 1800s; however, the oldest verifiable documents in the local town archives date back to 1919. Back in 1940, the bodega's owner was a skilled master distiller named Doña Blanca Mendiola. Her son, Don Alfredo Mendiola Martinez, took over from his mother in the 1960s, but sadly closed down the commercial operation in 1968 when the military government expropriated all their land. In 2002, the Bodega San Isidro found new ownership under Carlos Ferreyros and Diego Loret de Mola with a vision to bring to every 'bar' in the world the ultimate pisco produced under the 'sol' (sun) of Ica, hence the brand 'BarSol.' The pride of the distillery is the century-old, original estate-owned copper pot stills that are used to make all of BarSol's pisco.