Clear Creek Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Inspired by an obscure Alsatian distillate called Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin, Steve McCarthy worked on developing the perfect Oregon version of a tree spirit, an Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir, for ten years. This eau de vie is made from an infusion of the springtime buds of Douglas fir picked by hand into clear brandy which is then re-distilled and re-infused with more buds. Finally it is strained and bottled. The green color and complex fresh flavor are from the Douglas Fir buds. No artificial colors or flavors are added.
The springtime buds of Douglas Fir trees are picked in Oregon forests, not farms. They are not certified organic but grow naturally without human interference of any kind. No additives, including sulfites, are used.