Clear Creek Reserve Apple Brandy

American Brandy

Clear Creek // Oregon, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    3.57
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

Produced in Portland, Oregon, Clear Creek Reserve Apple Brandy is made using Yakima Valley Golden Delicious apples. They are crushed and fermented whole. After distillation, the apple brandy is aged in used and new Limousin oak barrels for a minimum of 8 years. Previously called: Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Pomme 8 Year Apple Brandy

  • age
    8 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • American Brandy
    Produced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
  • Cask Type
    used and new Limousin oak

Tasting Notes

"Clear Creek's older expression of apple brandy, aged for eight years, strikes a near perfect balance of oak and fruit. Though delicate in aroma, apple notes come through loud and clear on the palate, complemented by sweet vanilla, a touch of tannin, and a long finish. It's a delightful brandy to sip and enjoy."

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