Clear Creek Pear Brandy (pear in bottle)
Style: Brandy, Eau de Vie, Spirit
Size: 750ml (full-sized bottle)
Residual sugar: 0%, Dry
Fruit used: Bartlett Pears grown in Hood River, Oregon.
Awards: Named the #55 best spirit in the world by F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal "Hall of Fame" issue, June 2011. Gold and "Best in Show:" American Distilling Institute (2011)
No Sulfites Added
In addition to our pear eau de vie, we do a special bottling of pear-in-the-bottle. To make pear-in-the-bottle we actually grow the pear inside of the bottle in our orchards, and then fill it with our pear eau de vie. This practice of growing pears in the bottle is traditional in Alsace where pear brandy has been made for hundreds of years. Pear-in-the-bottle is highly labor intensive, requiring weeks of work putting the bottles on the trees in late May when the small pear will still fit in the neck of the bottle, tending them all summer, and picking them in late August. Since we use no preservatives or artificial cleaning solutions, each pear and each bottle must be painstakingly scrubbed by hand before we fill with our pear eau de vie for which we are known worldwide. Due to the unpredictable nature of pear growth from year to year the pear in the bottle is only available certain years.
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.