Harvest Spirits Pear Brandy
Harvest Spirits // Hudson Valley, USA
Harvest Spirits is one of New York’s original craft distillers. Located on a family orchard a bit south of Albany, their tiny, 100-gallon pot-still turns out delicious spirits from the surrounding area’s celebrated orchard and stone fruits. The eau-de-vie’s production is traditional with two distillations from a dry, freshly-fermented cider.
Eau-de-VieMost often referring to clear, unaged brandy distilled from wine from any type of fruit. Some styles are macerated with skins after distillation which provide color.
"This is a surprisingly aromatic spirit with a soaring bouquet of freshly-sliced Bartlett pears and summer grass. The palate is pleasantly juicy and round with rich orchard fruit and a touch of earthy pear skin. There is very little perceptible heat from alcohol making for a decadent after-dinner drink with a long, sweet fruit-driven finish."