Meet Master Distiller Johnny Schuler
Regarded as the foremost Pisco authority, Johnny Schuler has dedicated his life to excellence in the Pisco industry. As a Pisco ambassador, he has traveled the world to educate spirit industry professionals and the public alike about the culture, heritage, and craftsmanship of Pisco.
In 2011, Caravedo Pisco founders Bill and Brent Kallop approached Johnny to develop the finest handcrafted pisco. From here, Caravedo Pisco was born.
Johnny’s passion for Pisco was first piqued in 1977. Following an impromptu invitation to judge a Pisco competition. After sipping 80 different Piscos, he was astonished by the variety, robustness, and complexity of flavors. From that day forward, he dedicated himself to the study of Pisco. Today, he is one of its greatest advocates.
For more than 20 years, Johnny has played an integral role in rallying government ministries and the private sector to regulate the Pisco industry in Peru. The Peruvian Congress awarded Johnny the Medal of Honor.
As a member of INDECOPI, an organization responsible for protecting consumer rights and monitoring fair business practices in the country, Johnny was responsible for tasting and verifying the authenticity of any beverage seeking official designation as Peruvian Pisco. He is also currently a member of the National Commission of Pisco (CONAPISCO) and was a founding member of the National Tasters Guild of Peru, for which he served as president for 17 years.
A favorite speaker at wine and spirits events, Johnny regularly judges tasting competitions. Including the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. His experience and enthusiasm for pisco are evident on his popular television show, Por Las Rutas del Pisco. The television show airs throughout Latin America and the United States.
A trained chef and successful restauranteur, Johnny showcases Caravedo Piscos in the dishes and bars of his restaurants, Granja Azul and Key Club, located in Peru.