Established in 1985 by Stephen McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery is located in Portland, Oregon and reflects the best of the natural and agricultural resources of the region. An experienced team of distillers use a traditional European pot still along with techniques learned in Alsace and Switzerland to create world class eau-de-vie, grappa, liqueur and more. The pear nose is intense, the taste is strong, but pure, and the aftertaste is clean with a surprisingly strong hint of pear. In warmer parts of the country and in the summer, it should be served chilled. Bartlett pears grown just an hour away in the Hood River Valley are crushed at their absolute peak of ripeness. This whole fruit mash is carefully fermented, and the spirit is distilled in our German-made pot stills. It takes 20 pounds of pears to make one 750ml bottle of Pear Brandy.