The New York Time’s Eric Asimov writes on his blog, “The Pour,” this in-depth review of Clear Creek distillery’s Pear Eau de Vie. Oregon’s Clear Creek takes ripe Bartlett Pears to make this clear fruit brandy.
It is bottled fresh, not aged, and comes in at a pleasing 80 proof. Clear Creek doesn’t add any sweetener to the mix, so the skill is in the process of brining out the natural sweetness of the pears. The result is a wonderfully aromatic unique spirit, at 80 proof!