St. George Pear Brandy
St. George // California, USA
Pear Brandy was one of the first products made by St George Spirits after they were founded in 1982. They start with whole organic Bartlett pears, picked at the height of ripeness and distill in copper pot-stills. The goal here, as with all great eau-de-vie is to create a pure unaffected expression of the base distillate. About 30 pounds of fruit are used to create just one 750ml bottle.
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.
"Yes, St. George Pear Brandy tastes and smells like fresh pears, but that's not the only thing. The nose is earthy and full of frankincense, cut grass, green banana and preserved lemon. The palate is fresh and laced with dried guava, cedar, soil and eucalyptus. It is an excellent example of pear eau de vie and worthy of being one of St. George Spirits' hallmarks. "