this berry one, which Faith highly recommends). The brandy sat in a cupboard, forgotten, until we pulled it out to make a version of Nora's Thanksgiving Poinsettia cocktail. Now we're newly addicted to this stuff, and we've got more info, including the origin of this picture and how they got the pear inside the bottle, below... You're likely to see pear brandy sold as Poire William, since the pears distilled to make the brandy are called Williams' Bon Chétien in France and much of the world (here, they're known as Bartlett). Authentic Poire William is made in Alsace or in Switzerland, but Clear Creek Distillery in Portland, Oregon also makes a pear brandy that's gotten rave reviews in a few publications. We found the above photo when browsing on Flickr, but turns out it's from Maggie Mason, who writes the Mighty Girl, Mighty Junior, Mighty Haus, and Mighty Goods blogs.
- Read her post: Clear Creek Pear Brandy, from Mighty Goods
- Get more information: Williams Pear Brandy, from Clear Creek Distillery