Yes, an eaux-de-vie but not made from grapesæ In this article you find quite an extraordinary video (see below) about a man who traveled to Europe in order to learn how to distill pears. Founded in 1985, the distillery makes eau de vie at their Northwest Portland distillery, exclusively from Oregon fruit.

Steve Mccarthy at Clear Creek Distillery

Steve Mccarthy uses traditional European pot still method, mixed with knowledge from Alsace and Switzerland. During his travels in Europe the man was confronted with European spirits, among them also a brandy made from Williams Pear.

Clear Creek distillery brandy

He somehow saw a market niche in the US. Okay, this is not Cognac but it’s a brandy and, let’s say, a cousin of Cognac.

For ten years the cpmpany also started producing a version of Islay Scotch, McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey is distilled from fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish barley.

Owner and distiller Steve McCarthy created a brandy that is internationally and nationally known and well. respected

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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  1. Dear Sirs,
    We are importers of several gifts items. We would like to have 20 bottles of: Pear adise, POIRE AU COGNAC, GODET, 1782, RESERVE
    Poire au Cognac, The original – Please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.

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