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    Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Have you guys seen this stuff before? The pear is inside of a solid piece of glass. Apparently this is achieved by affixing the bottles onto pear trees, over the soon to bud young fruit. Very interesting, tempting to buy a bottle just for the unique presentation.



    Is there a word for being obsessed with interesting bottles I'll never drink?

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Clear Creek Distillery offers a pear-in the bottle brandy. I've always wanted to try it...maybe this year

    http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/pear.html
    Chris/Oregon

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Quote Originally Posted by darkluna View Post
    Clear Creek Distillery offers a pear-in the bottle brandy. I've always wanted to try it...maybe this year

    http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/pear.html
    So amazing! I'd love to try one of these

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Clear Creek's Pear brandy is flat out Phenomenal. You can taste the skin ride in your mouth... I kid you not!
    Visit the search for glory in the bottle: http://imbibehour.blogspot.com/
    My video reviews http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...16DDF465CBC112

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Oh yeah, we have one of these. This one is French, Massenez.

    Thing about these is that you don't want the pear to become exposed. Starts to rot. NOT a Good Thing.

    So you top it off when necessary. We use Clear Creek and have been doing it for so long that most of the contents are the Oregon product. Not that that's a Bad Thing.
    Scott

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    "Poire Williams" is the original French version of this eau de vie. Yes, they grow the pear inside the bottle.

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Can't believe no has tried this with Chicken Stock.
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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    Can't believe no has tried this with Chicken Stock.
    The Chinese Restaurant Industry is leading the trend


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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    I used to live in a house in the back yard of which was a pear tree. We had a Swiss relation through marriage at the time, he liked the pear eau-de-vie being discussed here - the real thing not the less expensive versions sans pear. He was put off, quite rightly, by the steep price, so together we made our own.

    You have (of course) to tie the bottle to the tree quite early, when the fruit is just budding and it grows in the bottle. The pear type of that tree was the typical American pear, Bartlett or something very similar.

    Sure enough the pear grew quick as a charm in the bottle, and when big enough we took it off and poured vodka in it, then let it steep. It worked very well, it wasn't as good as the Swiss import but was very serviceable.

    He warned me never to eat the pear, he said it would make you sick, so we discarded it after a couple of soakings in cheap vodka.

    Gary

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    Re: Pear-in-the-bottle brandy

    Yes I've tried it, yes it's interesting, but costs more than I wish to pay again now that curiosity was satisfied. Very refined stuff just wish the pear hadn't taken up so much room.

    Which brings a thought Gary, how did you get the pear out of the bottle?

 

 

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