Marion Blackberry


Clear Creek Distillery liqueurs can be enjoyed after dinner served neat in a cordial glass, in cocktails, with champagne for a “Kir Royale”, or over good vanilla ice cream. The applications are limitless. They are truly delicious.

Cranberry Liqueur

Many people don’t know that the southern Oregon coast is one of the major cranberry growing regions in the country. Our Cranberry Liqueur is made from cranberries grown in the cranberry bogs near Bandon and Port Orford. It was very important to us that we capture the natural tart and bitter character of the cranberry, without making it too sweet. This is one of our most versatile liqueurs. It’s a must have for the holiday season, as well as the ultimate addition to a fresh lime squeezed Margarita.

“Clear Creek, an Oregon maker of fruit eaux de vie, has introduced a rich cranberry liqueur that has enough natural tannin to make it lip-smacking refreshing.” Florence Fabricant, The New York Times, 2009, December 1, 2009

Marion Blackberry Liqueur

We heard our customers loud and clear when they suggested that we make our Blackberry Liqueur exclusively out of Oregon’s own Marion Blackberries, also known as Marionberries. This wonderful local berry is a cross between the Olallie and Chehalem blackberry varietals, and was developed in Marion County, Oregon, in 1956. This liqueur has the best of both berries. It’s sweet, earthy, and reminiscent of summer in the Northwest. Chill and sip as a dessert cordial. Use in cocktails, such as the Bramble, in which Crème de Muir is called for.

Loganberry Liqueur

The Loganberry is a locally grown raspberry-blackberry hybrid, created by American lawyer and horticulturist James Harvey Logan. Clear Creek’s Loganberry Liqueur is made by macerating loganberries in our clear un-aged brandy. 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. Our Loganberry Liqueur is a staff and customer favorite, and is terrific over vanilla ice cream, in champagne, or neat in a glass.

“The essence of summer-fresh loganberries, fortified and bottled; elegant and complex. Drizzled over New York-style cheesecake.” Doug Paulding, Sante May, 2009

Cassis Liqueur

A wonderful Portland restaurant once suggested that we make a liqueur similar to what the French call “Crème de Cassis” from Oregon blackcurrants. Of course we had to do it, and the result is truly wonderful: an intensely tart, lightly sweet, slightly earthy liqueur with huge fruit flavor. Our blackcurrants come from a farm less than half an hour from the distillery. They arrive at the distillery still warm from the sun, with their woody little tops still attached, and are immediately dumped into our clear, un-aged brandy. After months of maceration, the solids are pressed off, and some sugar is added. Put a splash of Cassis Liqueur in your bubbly and you’re immediately transported to the Parisian cafes that made classic Kir and Kir Royale (cassis in white wine or champagne, respectively) so popular.

“Rich aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon with flavors of sun-ripened black currants; beautiful balance and freshness. Drizzled over lemon pound cake; mixed in a Kir Royale.” Doug Paulding, Sante, June 2008

Cherry Liqueur

Our Cherry Liqueur is made from dark, sweet table cherries from the cherry orchards surrounding The Dalles, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge. The sweet meat of the ripe cherries gives our liqueur the rich vanilla notes of a mouthful of cherries. A perfect addition to classic cocktails, especially the Singapore Sling.

Raspberry Liqueur

Our Raspberry Liqueur has the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Like our other liqueurs, it is made with our clear brandy and perfectly ripe locally grown fruit, resulting in an intensely jammy, aromatic, and distinctly raspberry liqueur. When you need an easy summer cocktail, nothing is tastier than a splash of Raspberry Liqueur in fresh lemonade. If you love raspberries, this is the liqueur for you.

Pear Liqueur

Made with our Pear Brandy as its base spirit, our Pear Liqueur is a true pear explosion. It’s lovely as an alternative to a dessert wine, and is delicious paired with sharp cheeses as a pre-dinner treat. 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. Used in sparkling wine, it makes a decadent “Kir”. At Clear Creek, we call this the “Kir Blonde”.

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