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Inca Pisco bottle collection

Posted by rod - 16.03.2010

I absolutely love these bottle. How cool. Pisco (from Quechua: pisqu, little bird) is a South American liquor distilled from grapes. Developed by Spanish settlers in the sixteenth century, it takes its name from the conical pottery in which it was originally aged, which was also the name of one of the sites where it was produced: Pisco, in the Viceroyalty of Peru. The first vineyards were planted in the coastal valleys in the Viceroyalty. The drink is a widely consumed spirit in the nations of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. If you love these bottle you may like the packaging design for Inca gold pisco. Images via minialkohol, natureperu and natureperu

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  • From: dianne
  • May 23, 2010

we have an unopened bottle of inca pisco from lima peru. it is at least 15 years old, probably much older. the bottle isn’t one of the ones from above, and we wanted to know where we can find more pictures to identify this bottle. thanks.

  • From: Megan
  • May 31, 2010

I have one of these bottles. It looks like the fourth one down, with the “Huaco” label, only mine has a different label. It says, “Inca Pisco” on the top, then, “Bottled by Casa Ranuzzi, Lima, Peru, Exclusively for and imported by McKesson Liquor Co. New York, NY.” under it. I was wondering if this would be of any value to you or if you would like to buy it. It does look different than the ones above, though, because it’s not shiny. It’s sort of like, matted, or really smooth. But not shiny. I’m not sure how to explain it. I’m not quire sure how old it is either. I can send you a picture if you are interested. Let me know!

  • From: Megan
  • May 31, 2010

Oh, and I also have one like the seventh one down, with the big red “Pisco” label on it. Only the one I have, has the same label as I described above. This one is also not shiny. They are both empty by the way, there is nothing in them. It’s just the bottle. They are both in great condition too!

kust got a bottle of inca pisco, never heard of it till now,mine is flat black but does not look like any i could find.he is sitting crossed legged with one are on his heart and one on his knee. never opened.
just a inca pisco lima peru on very top of bottle and again on the bottom lable also saysproduction peruana my uncle died and it was in a liquor cab. would like to know if it good to drink or save.

  • From: ROY
  • Oct 06, 2010


  • From: Judith Smith
  • Oct 26, 2010

I have two unopened bottles from Peru with Ranuzzi on the bottom.
Are these bottles valuable. A number 2 and number 3, over 25 years old.

  • From: rod
  • Oct 26, 2010

Roy and Judith I guess they are worth something but how much exactly is a good question. If you find out you need to tell us.

  • From: jocelyne
  • Nov 13, 2010

I have an Inca Pisco Ranuzzi 3. It is worth anything and if so, how much.

  • From: jorge mantilla
  • Nov 21, 2010

hola amigos soy admirador de esa serie de botellas de pizco estoy en venezuela como hago para conseguirlas gracias

  • From: MARC
  • Jan 08, 2011


  • From: lee
  • Jan 30, 2011

i have a bottle that looks like the fourth one down. the label says inca pisco on it and still has complete seal stamped 2-1-40. is this worth anything?

  • From: gayle mcguyer
  • Feb 28, 2011

i have 1 like the two that are the same on the but mine is taller

  • From: Tales Lobo
  • Apr 15, 2011

I got two miniature bottles, my granny brought them from a trip to peru in the 70’s

We have several pisco bottles that we collected in La Paz, Bolivia in 1975. Just wondering what they are worth if anything.

  • From: Avi kashani
  • Aug 06, 2014

Hi very nice bottles , you have for sell ?
The first and the end bottles .

  • From: Mel
  • Nov 22, 2014

Are anyone of them worth money?

I have a dozen of these bottles. They were purchased in the mid 60’s. I also have two monies. Five are tall and seven are med. height.

  • From: theo
  • Mar 06, 2015

I have the whole familly of inca pisca dating from the late 60 s some are empty two are full sealed are there any collectors if any body interested thanks

I have 3 of them with the R.L. 5917 Ranuzzi are they worth any thing? Each are about 10-12 inches.

Hi I have a clear glass one, it’s the Inca figurine in the second picture but it has D.R.L solaro italy No 2 on the bottom Anyone got any ideas much appreciated.


I have an opened bottle like the one 7 down. It is about 50 years old. Is it worth anything?

I have a bottole of Inca Pisco, as to be over 35 years old, unopened. Kind of like the 4th one down on the right, but not exactly. sticker is on hat and on neck it says Lima Peru in raised letters. Can I find out if this might be worth anything? Thanks

  • From: Linda
  • May 22, 2017

I have set of 3 vintage Inca Pisco unopened bottles with paper still wrapped over top. On the paper has “2-1-40″ imprinted on 2 of them, and the other has”McKesson Liquor co, New York, N.Y.” on the other. They are matte black, have numbers 1,2 &3 raised numbers on bottom, one is 4 12″ and two of them are 5″. They have raised Lima Peru lettering on front. Would you be able to tell me the value of these bottles? Thanks!

A tip, Pisco is from Peru, so if you have a bottle from another country it will not be worth anything. You only find real pisco in Peru.

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  • May 27, 2017

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What is the history behind Peruvian bottles shaped like a man’s head? Were they ever ceremonial or idol items? We had one, head was small at top, large at bottom. Not like skeleton, seems the head maybe had a hat?

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In Peru, ancient pottery pieces are called Huacos. Black pottery was first developed by the Moche culture. Most of the bottles are supposed to be inspired by Moche huacos or copies of huacos. The Chimu culture made even more use of black pottery than the Moche but the Inca Pisco bottle designs are more similar to the anthropomorphic styles of the Moche. Many of these bottles are for sale on EBay if you want price ideas.

  • From: Frank
  • Oct 06, 2018

Oct 6, 2018, I just bought one of these bottles in a yard sale. In raised letters on the back it says Lima – Peru, and Federal Law Forbids the sale or reuse of this bottle. Am I going to prison for buying?

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