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Aug 14, 2013 11:26 AM

Pear Eau de Vie Taste Differences

I love the pear eau de vie by the Clear Creek Distillery. I noticed that they sell a bottle with a pear in it for twice the price. I understand that it cost more because of the difficulty to grow a pear in a bottle and other factors. But how does it affect the taste?

I'm basically trying to figure out if I'm paying for novelty or for a truly different experience.

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  1. My understanding is that you buy those bottles for the look, not for the spirit within. Apparently the pear needs to be kept covered with spirit or else it will start to rot. So as you drink from the bottle you need to keep topping it back up.

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    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      As a long-ago purchaser of a bottle of pear-in-bottle Poire William from another company, oh god yes. Pear turns disgusting if it pokes out of the liquid.

      I bet that the bottle with the pear has a stronger fresh pear flavor, as it is infusing into the eau de vie. That said, the Clear Creek pear eau is very powerfully pear without the fruit in the bottle. Great stuff. I would mix with it more often if it weren't so damn expensive.

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