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.
To create Clear Creek's "Pear In the Bottle", the pear must actually be grown inside the bottle - a labor intensive task that requires weeks of work in late May when the pears are still small enough to be inserted through the neck of the bottles. The young pears must then be tended throughout the summer until late August, when they reach maturation. Since Clear Creek does not use preservatives or artificial cleaning solutions, each pear and each bottle must be scrubbed by hand before the bottle is filled with their award-winning pear eau-de-vie. The pear will be preserved as long as it is covered by the eau-de-vie, although a few particles of the pear may break loose in the brandy, which is normal. Due to the unpredictable nature of pear growth from year to year, this product is only available during certain years.