Clear Creek’s Pear Brandy is made in the tradition of France’s classic Eau de Vie de Poire Williams. Bartlett pears grown just an hour away from the distillery in the Hood River Valley are crushed at their absolute peak of ripeness. This whole fruit mash is carefully fermented, and the spirit is distilled in traditional German-made pot stills.
It takes 15 kilograms of perfectly ripened pears to make one 750ml bottle of Pear Brandy. The pear nose is intense, the taste is strong, but pure, and the aftertaste is clean with a surprisingly strong taste of pear. It is lovely served chilled.
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Williams Pear Brandy
Pear Brandy Collins
- 1.5 oz (45ml) Clear Creek Pear Brandy
- 1 oz (30ml) Cointreau
- One lemon wedge
- Juice of one lime
- Juice of one orange
- 1 Tablespoon of sugar
Wet the rim of a martini glass with lemon. Dip glass into plate of sugar. Shake brandy, Cointreau, lime, orange and sugar with ice, strain into glass.
From Kevin Ludwig, while working at Park Kitchen.
MENTIONS AND AWARDS
Double Gold medal winner at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition, 2013 and 2000 (the only years entered).
“The opening aroma is so remarkably spot-on to Williams pear that it’s uncanny; fruity, delicate, crisp, softly ripe and juicy, but not a whisper of sweetness; it’s just plain pear-like."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / Highest Recommendation.
#8 on F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal Top 75 Five Star Spirits, 2014.
“Soft and subtle, gentle but authentic fresh pear aroma. On the palate, it’s slightly perfumy, then pear flavor bursts through on the finish, accompanied by spicy ginger and white-pepper notes. Overall, this offers a remarkably pure expression of fruit.” 94 points - Kara Newman Wine Enthusiast 2014
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