Inspired by the obscure Alsatian spirit Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin made from pine buds, our Douglas Fir Brandy is truly a tree in a bottle. It took ten years of experimentation to successfully capture the true essence of Oregon’s state tree.
This brandy, also known as eau de vie is made from bright green springtime Douglas fir buds, hand picked, and immediately infused in Clear Creek’s clear, very delicate and aromatic brandy. This maceration is then re-distilled and re-infused with fresh new buds, giving the spirit its vibrant green hue from the Douglas fir’s natural chlorophyll.
No artificial color has been added.
The Douglas Fir: Oregon designated the Douglas Fir as the official state tree in 1939. The Douglas Fir can grow to a height of 325 feet and have a 15 foot diameter.
Douglas Fir Brandy
MENTIONS AND AWARDS
“Spiced and pure with juniper, forest floor, fresh wood, Christmas tree and sweet vanilla; long and quite amazing.” Anthony Dias Blue, Patterson’s Tasting Panel, 2007
“...the resulting eau de vie is a penetrating blast of forest aroma. On the palate it has the herbal, stomach settling effect of an Italian digestif.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007
Forest Old Fashioned
- 0.25 oz (8ml) Douglas Fir Brandy
- 2 oz (60ml) Trail's End
- 0.25 oz (8ml) Cane sugar syrup
- 4 Dashes Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker and then add ice. Stir, strain over fresh ice and serve in a double old-fashioned glass and garnish with a small pinch of Jacobsen Flake Sea Salt and orange peel.
Adapted from a recipe by Matt Mount of Merit Badge
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