Clear Creek Distillery, eau de vie, fruit liqueurs, fruit spirits, Portland, Oregon

Clear Creek Distillery
2389 NW Wilson Street
Portland, Oregon 97210
Phone: (503) 248-9470

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Clear Creek Distillery has married classic European brandy making techniques with the finest fruit from Oregon orchards to produce fruit Eau-de-vie, Grappa, and Brandy. We use the traditional European pot still along with techniques learned in Alsace and Switzerland. No colors or flavors are ever added to our brandies. The distinctive “nose,” or initial smell of the brandy in a snifter, is the result of careful fermentation and distillation of perfectly ripe fruit. You will taste only the clear and fiery essence of Oregon’s finest fruits.

Clear Creek’s signature product is the Pear-in-the-bottle. It is our Pear Brandy that made us famous. Besides the Pear Brandy, Clear Creek makes award-winning Kirschwasser, Blue Plum, Mirabelle Plum, Framboise, Douglas Fir, and barrel-aged Apple eaux de vie; a traditional barrel-aged brandy pot-distilled from fine Oregon wines; six varietal grappas; seven liqueurs; and an Oregon Single Malt Whiskey distilled from a fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish barley.

Owner/distiller Steve McCarthy and his brandies are respected internationally, served in the world’s best restaurants and celebrated by connoisseurs everywhere: “In Oregon, Steve McCarthy’s Clear Creek Distillery is producing what many experts feel to be the best fruit brandies…ever made in the U.S.” (The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 8, 1991). Steve McCarthy received Bon Appetit’s American Food & Entertaining Award “Wine and Spirit Professional of the Year” (September, 2001). His spirits continue to be called, “the most extraordinary eaux-de-vie in America, indeed, in the world.” (“The Wine Bible,” by Karen MacNeil, 2001) and “Gorgeous, impeccably pure eaux de vie” (Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007), and he is said to “set new standards among the world’s smaller distilleries” (Jim Murray’s “Whiskey Bible,” 2004).

Deals: Dependent upon individual retailer.

Retail Availability: Click for list, Clear Creek products can be found in good wine and liquor retail shops around the country. You can stop by your favorite shop and ask for Clear Creek or contact us at the distillery at (503) 248-9470 to get some specific store names in your area.

Tasting room sales: Yes.

All listed fruit/exotic products from Clear Creek Distillery:

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    Clear Creek Apple Brandy (apple in bottle)

    Variety: Apple
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    “Golden Delicious apples are grown inside the bottle and brought back to the distillery where, after cleaning, we fill the bottle with Clear Creek apple brandy.” More…

    $59.95 Suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

  • Blackberries, blackberry, blackberry liqueur, handcrafted, hand crafted, boutique distillery, Portland, Oregon, sulfite-free

    Clear Creek Blackberry Liqueur

    Variety: Blackberry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Clear Creek combines wild Evergreen and the premium, exclusively Oregon-grown Marion for a rich, earthy, ripe berry liqueur. A wonderful dessert cordial and excellent on chocolate ice cream. More…

    $22.45 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Blue Plum Brandy

    Variety: Plum
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Blue Plum Brandy, known as Slivovitz in much of Eastern Europe, in France as Quetsch and in Germany as Zwetschgenwasser, is pot distilled from a pure fermented mash of Italian Blue plums grown in Oregon. “Smoother, more aromatic, and more sophisticated than any European Blue Plum brandy.” More…

    $44.95 Suggested retail price. Also sold in 375ml size for $27.95 suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Cassis Liqueur

    Variety: Black Currant
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    We macerate organic black currants in our clear fruit brandy and the result is truly wonderful: a tart, lightly sweet, slightly earthy liqueur with huge fruit flavor. Lovely in the classic Kir and Kir Royale (cassis in white wine or champagne, respectively) or sipped on its own. More…

    $22.45 Suggested Retail Price
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    Made with Organic Fruit, No Sulfites Added

  • Kirschwasser, cherry liqueur, cherry schnapps, schnapps, Bing cherries, no sulfites added, low sulfites, cherry cocktails, sweet cherry liqueur,

    Clear Creek Cherry Liqueur

    Variety: Cherry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Our Cherry Liqueur is made by macerating dark sweet cherries in Clear Creek Kirschwasser. The skins, pulp, and pits produce a complex, earthy, more subtle fruit flavor than some of the other liqueurs — and sweeter due to the high sugar content of cherries. A delicious dessert cordial, or fabulous for adding authentic sweet cherry flavor to cocktails. More…

    $22.45 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur, Schnapps
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Cranberry Liqueur

    Variety: Cranberry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    A savvy grower from Bandon persuaded us to create a liqueur with this beautiful fruit and we are very pleased with the results. This liqueur is entirely true to the cranberries: dark red, tart, lightly sweet, and very fruity. More…

    $29.95 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Pomme, aged 8 years

    Variety: Apple
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Following the customs of the Calvados makers of Normandy, the high-proof apple spirit is aged in old Cognac barrels made of Limousin oak, for at least eight years. The result is a beautiful amber brandy, with a remarkable amount of apple in the nose, but with the sophistication and complexity gained from all those years in oak. More…

    $44.95 Suggested retail price. Also sold in 375 ml size for $27.95 and 50ml size for $5.00, suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir

    Variety: Douglas Fir
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    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. The buds are picked in Oregon forests, not farms. They are not certified organic but are grow naturally without human interference of any kind. No additives, including sulfites, are used. More…

    $50.45 Suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Eau de Vie of Mirabelle Plum

    Variety: Plum
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    “Our favorite Alsatian eau de vie is the Mirabelle. We looked for 20 years and finally found the fruit at King Estate near Eugene, Oregon — wonderful, organically grown plums that make a great eau de vie. Hailed by The New York Times. More…

    $30.45 Suggested retail price.
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    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    Organic Fruit, No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Kirschwasser

    Variety: Cherry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Now certified Kosher for Passover. Fresh Wasco County sweet cherries are crushed, fermented, and distilled into clear, powerful Kirschwasser (cherry Schnapps) in the traditional German fashion. The flavor and great vanilla/almond “nose” come only from the cherries, as does the alcohol. As in all other Clear Creek products no colors, flavors, or sugars are added. Rivals the best Swiss Kirsch. Lots of uses in the kitchen. More…

    $44.95 Suggested retail price. Also sold in 375ml size for $27.95 and 50ml size for $5.00, suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Schnapps, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Loganberry Liqueur

    Variety: Loganberry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Clear Creek’s Loganberry Liqueur is made by macerating Oregon-grown loganberries in clear fruit brandy that we distill. The nose is that of a juicy warm loganberry on the vine on a hot summer afternoon, the flavor is lightly sweetened ripe berry, and it finishes with a satisfying natural tartness of the berry. Terrific over vanilla ice cream, in champagne, or neat in a glass. More…

    $22.45 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Pear Brandy

    Variety: Pear
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Classic eau de vie de poire distilled in German-made pot stills using Williams (Bartlett) pears from Clear Creek’s own orchards in Parkdale, Oregon. The pear nose is intense, the taste is strong, but pure, and the aftertaste is clean with a surprisingly strong hint of pear. Their longtime best-seller. More…

    $40.45 Suggested retail price. Product also sold in 375ml size for $25.45 and $5.00 for 50ml suggested retails.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Pear Brandy (pear in bottle)

    Variety: Pear
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    In limited supply, this special presentation of classic eau de vie de poire is not only distilled in German-made pot stills using Williams (Bartlett) pears from Clear Creek’s own orchards in Parkdale, Oregon, but it features a pear grown inside the bottle. The pear nose is intense, the taste is strong, but pure, and the aftertaste is clean with a surprisingly strong hint of pear. Their longtime best-seller. More…

    $80.45 Suggested retail price. Prices could vary by retailer.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Pear Liqueur

    Variety: Pear
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    Clear Creek is famous for its Eau de Vie de Poire (pear brandy). Because the base of the Pear Liqueur is our pear brandy, you get that same beautiful nose of a perfectly ripe pear for which our Poire is famous. The taste is surprising complex, smooth, slightly floral, with a little bit of acidity, and a pear finish that lingers long after you set down the glass. More…

    $22.45 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek Raspberry Liqueur

    Variety: Red Raspberry
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    For our Raspberry Liqueur we follow-up the intense nose of fruit with a lovely, strong, fresh red raspberry flavor that you’d expect from the aroma. Like our other liqueurs, it is made with our clear fruit brandy and perfectly ripe fruit, and the result is a beautiful, lightly sweet, distinctly raspberry liqueur. More…

    $22.45 Suggested retail price.
    Sweet
    Liqueur
    No Sulfites Added

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    Clear Creek White Label Apple Brandy (aged 2 years)

    Variety: Apple
    Made by: Clear Creek Distillery, Oregon

    This is the same as the eau de vie de pomme, but aged only two years in Limousin oak. This is the one you use to make fruitcake, to deglaze a pan-fried steak, for the recipe that calls for Calvados, in some dandy apple brandy cocktails and wherever “applejack” is called for. Great in a wintertime toddy too. “A great bargain.” More…

    $27.95 Suggested retail price. Also sold in 375ml size for $17.95, suggested retail price.
    Dry
    Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
    No Sulfites Added