A couple of months in the past, we dropped at you our evaluation of Black Whiskey, a whiskey product of Peruvian black corn. Right here, we get to be taught extra concerning the INIA 601 Corn that’s the foremost ingredient of Black Whiskey, chicha morada, and different Peruvian favorites.
Black Whiskey, the one whiskey made with Andean corn
Don Michael SAC has been available in the market for greater than six years with Black Whiskey, the one whiskey made with Andean corn that stands out for its properties and enhancements for well being that captivates the world.
Turning an ideal thought right into a profitable product goes past concept and good luck. It should be accompanied by differential qualities and values that make it distinctive and highly effective. Michael Kuryla, CEO of Don Michael SAC had the imaginative and prescient of making the primary 100% Peruvian Whiskey constructed from Andean corn as a particular function and calling it “Black Whiskey”. Its nice recognition and its presence within the bars of one of the best eating places in Lima and an important markets on the earth have one think about widespread: El Maíz INIA 601.
What’s INIA 601 Corn?
What’s INIA 601 Corn and the place does it come from? An investigation carried out by prestigious Peruvian and international scientists revealed that Peru is the world cradle of corn, surpassing Mexico, with greater than 50 current sorts; genetically pure varieties, highlighting Cajamarca and INIA 601 corn, found by Alicia Medina, Cajamarcan scientist of this tremendous meals; that stands out for its excessive content material of anthocyanins and antioxidants that assist forestall varied sorts of most cancers and captivates markets equivalent to Europe and the US.
Cajamarca is now experiencing the purple corn growth, due to the INIA 601 selection and in a short while it has surpassed the opposite varieties on account of its excessive manufacturing and nice profitability. This 12 months the producers anticipate to export greater than 10 tons of grain and 5 tons of tusa (coronta) and bract (panca). Productive bonanza merited by the laborious work of Alicia Medina Hoyos, an agricultural engineer acknowledged as a “Bicentennial Character” by that area and who has labored for 30 years on the Nationwide Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) as a specialist within the nationwide corn program.
Black Whiskey makes use of this ancestral Andean grain from these privileged crops in Cajamarca, the essence of the idea of this prestigious Whiskey that raises the identify of Peru, competing with one of the best whiskeys on the earth. Probably the most awarded whiskey in South America is Peruvian and is known as Black Whiskey.
Well being advantages of purple corn
This number of purple corn stands out for its properties and well being advantages that forestall varied sorts of most cancers and assist decrease hypertension and ldl cholesterol. The content material of pure pigment or anthocyanin, an important in purple corn, is generally concentrated within the crown; whereas the grain accommodates anthocyanin solely within the second layer and the remaining is starch (white). Within the INIA 601 selection, the whole product, from the gopher or panca, the grain, the beard, is purple; that’s, it means that you can use the whole product. The invention of this new number of purple corn has revolutionized agriculture in Cajamarca. Now, in 12 of the 13 provinces of the area, this product is already grown, which has a excessive business potential, and a number of other tons have even been shipped to numerous world markets.
Enhance in manufacturing
The manufacturing of INIA 601 purple corn will enhance this 12 months in Cajamarca, within the Might and June marketing campaign (one harvest per 12 months), and it’s anticipated to market 10 tons of grain and greater than 5 tons of coarse and minced bract (panca) , copied by nationwide and transnational firms for the European and American markets. Final 12 months, Cajamarca offered round 7 tons of coarse flour to the corporate Don Michael SAC for the manufacturing of its famend Andean whiskey “Black Whiskey” that revolutionized Lima and the international locations with a excessive demand for this premium craft distillate.
It is very important word that this selection can be grown in Áncash, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Arequipa and Ayacucho. Medina invokes native governments to advertise the manufacturing of this product of their localities and the nice problem is to create the Denomination of Origin of Black Andean Corn and thus promote this necessary initiative with extra help. The subsequent step can be to realize the Designation of Origin of Black Whiskey as a distillate flag of Peru.
It has been lastly introduced that on Might 5, on the event of the celebration of the Nationwide Day of purple corn, corn corn and canchero corn, an ideal occasion might be organized in Cajamarca; and from June 15 to 17, the XXIV Latin American Maize Assembly has been scheduled on this metropolis, with 12 international locations confirming their participation up to now.
Learn our evaluation of Black Whiskey right here and ensure to select up a bottle at any grocery store in Peru.
All photographs supplied by Paola Suarez Rey