When the pisco crossed the sea
The wealth after the Viceroyalty of Peru received the protection of the crown, as well as other merchandise from the other viceroyalties of the Spanish Kingdom, such as Flanders and Naples. The South Armada was formed in the Pacific, Callao was its base and its ships and artillery were made in Peru. Its endowments, officers and seamanship came from the Naval School, which was created on November 1st, 1791, with a Royal Certificate of the King of Spain. It continues its operations to the present day.
The Navy of the South became the Peruvian Navy and the Spanish frigate Prueba, became the flagship of Peru. Its first name was Protector and then it was renamed as President.
The continuity between the two navies came from sharing the same mission, to keep the maritime routes for the commerce of Peru open. They endured bloody combats against pirates, corsairs and buccaneers, as well as navies from other countries. Stories that appear in logbooks from those ships detail how our enemies tried to get hold of the Peruvian "brandy" or sweet Nazca wines that were highly appreciated at the time. If it hadn't been for the Spanish and Peruvian navies, our grape distillate, later known as pisco, would not be the emblematic drink of this part of the world, since it wouldn’t have reached the markets where it was successful. The pisco was present in North, Central and South America, generating so much jealousy and envy that Chile tried to appropriate its name, unlike Bolivians who baptized their grape brandy as Singani.
The label of Pisco Armada is decorated with an illustration of the Sailing Training Ship, BAP Unión, the longest in America and the most modern ship in the world. It was built in the SIMA Callao Naval Shipyard, and was commissioned on January 27th, 2016.
Pisco Armada recognizes the noble marines who defended it and enjoyed it for 500 years.