Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Pomme, aged 8 years
Style: Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
Size: 750ml (full-sized bottle)
Residual sugar: 0%, Dry
Fruit used: Golden Delicious apples grown in Oregon and Washington.
No Sulfites Added
“A very worthy competitor to the best Calvados. We crush and ferment the whole Golden Delicious apples from Oregon and Washington, and distill. Following the customs of the Calvados makers of Normandy, the high-proof apple spirit is aged at least eight years in old Cognac barrels made of Limousin oak. 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. This has a lot of appeal to the traditional brandy drinker as well.”
F. Paul Pacult at “Kindred Spirits” wrote of this product: “Aged in Limousin oak casks from France; pale straw yellow/apple juice hue; the nose is so delicate as to be feminine in its bearing — the notes of grass, apple, and spice are neither sweet nor tart, just ethereal in the first three passes-by the last nosing, the spice/apple-peel components shift into high gear, creating a heavenly aroma of succulent fruit that took my breath away. In the mouth, the grace noted in the bouquet grows into regal elegance as the apple element becomes more clearly defined at midpalate — just prior to the aftertaste, the tart green apple is mesmerizing. The finish is long, but very soft and appley. This is Stephen McCarthy’s best all-around distilling effort and must be considered an American classic. RATING *****. Highly Recommended.”
Available in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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.