Our Pear Brandy is made in the tradition of France’s classic Eau de Vie de Poire Williams. Bartlett pears grown just an hour away 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 our German-made pot stills. It takes 20 pounds of 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.
Double Gold medal winner at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition, 2013 and 2000 (the only years we entered).
Compared to European brandies such as Trimbach and Massenez, Clear Creek’s is “Best of all” and “peerlessly true to the original fruit.” — Michael Franz, The Washington Post, December 17, 2003
“…the most extraordinary eau-de-vie in America, indeed, in the world.” — The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil, 2001
“The aroma is explosively intense, the essence of Bartlett pears pure and without heat, despite its eighty proof strength.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007
“Quite spectacular” — R.W. Apple, Jr., New York Times, January 27, 1999