Clear Creek Distillery
Additional Clear Creek Eaux de Vie

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Kirschwasser (Cherry Brandy)

Fresh Oregon and Washington sweet cherries are crushed, fermented, and distilled into clear, powerful Kirschwasser (cherry Schnapps) in the traditional German fashion. The flavor and great vanilla/almond "nose" come only from the cherries, as does the alcohol. As in all other Clear Creek products no colors, flavors, or sugars are added.  Rivals the best Swiss Kirsch. Lots of uses in the kitchen.

 

F. Paul Pacult, author of Kindred Spirits (1997) and the Spirit Journal has described Clear Creek's Kirschwasser as "delicate and serene... feline delicacy of cherry flavor robed in manageable spirit that plays like a string quartet...Highly recommended" and called it "absolutely delightful."  

     
750 ml bottle
  $44.95*
     
375 ml bottle  $27.95*
    
50 ml (miniature)  $5.00*

 

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Blue Plum Brandy (Slivovitz)

Now certified Kosher! Blue Plum Brandy, known as Slivovitz in much of Eastern Europe, in France as Quetsch and in Germany as Zwetschgenwasser, is pot distilled from a pure fermented mash of Italian Blue plums grown in Oregon. We make it much as it has been made in Europe for centuries, but the result is smoother, more aromatic, and more sophisticated than any European Blue Plum Brandy.  Makes a great sorbet.

 

This keeps winning the gold medal at the U.S. Slivovitz competition - even when we don't enter.

     
750 ml bottle        $44.95*
     
375 ml bottle  $27.95*

 

 

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Mirabelle Plum

Our favorite Alsatian eau de vie is the Mirabelle.  We looked for 20 years and finally found the fruit at King Estate near Eugene, Oregon - wonderful, organically grown plums that make a great eau de vie.

 

"The power of the Clear Creek eau de vie of Mirabelle comes ...from its ripe, heady fragrance, its penetrating plum flavor and its lingering freshness."

Florence Fabricant, New York Times, August 25, 2004

     
375 ml bottle         $30.45*

 

 

 

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Framboise (Raspberry)

This Framboise is a distillation of a pure mash of fermented raspberries grown near the distillery, unlike almost all others.  It is very aromatic, very difficult to make,  and very expensive. It takes up to 80 pounds of raspberries to make one small bottle of Framboise. Fermentation of fresh whole raspberries is very tricky and some years we don't get it right. So, some years there isn't any at all.

     
375 ml bottle        
$50.45*

 

 

 

 

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Douglas Fir

Inspired by an obscure Alsatian distillate called Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin, Steve McCarthy worked on developing the perfect Oregon version of a tree spirit, an Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir, for ten years.  This eau de vie is made from an infusion of the springtime buds of Douglas fir picked by hand into clear brandy which is then re-distilled and re-infused with more buds.  Finally it is strained and bottled.  The green color and complex fresh flavor are from the Douglas Fir buds.  No artificial colors or flavors are added.

     
375 ml bottle    $50.45*

 

 

 

*Note that these are suggested retail prices and that actual retail prices can vary from state to state and sometimes from store to store.

 

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