*small batch, aged for over 3 years, only available for Swan Club members*
STYLE: Historically, in western France, fresh pear juice was blended with cider brandy to preserve the flavors throughout the year. This operation, known as ‘mutage,’ was done quietly on the family farm and, for centuries, the method was a closely guarded secret. The result became the local apéritif. Poire blends strength, sweetness and delicacy. In this case done with Perry pears for a unique version of this classic methodology.
AROMA AND FLAVOR: Bright and clear, with a beautiful amber color and a rich range of aromas. Notes of bright, fresh pear followed by butterscotch and caramel, with a deep hint of vanilla. Anchored by the oak with subtle flavors of stewed pear, dried fruit and honeyed fullness.
PERRY PEAR VARIETIES: Hendre Huffcaps and Gin Pear from the 2016 harvest organically grown in the Finnriver Orchard.
CIDERMAKER NOTES: Our 100 proof brandy, distilled from our cider made with organic PNW pears, is first aged for two months in American oak. The Fall harvest comes in and the must, or fresh unfermented juice, is then blended with the brandy in the barrel. The 20% abv mixture continues to mature in the barrel for approximately two years. Our Poire brings out the diamond in the rough, revealing the sumptuous elegance within the pear, while a wispy haze harkens to the rustic farm roots of this method.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Enjoy Poire at 50° F. Poire is perfect as an apéritif and pairs well with paté, bleu cheese and melon.
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE: 18.5% abv
SWEETNESS: 13.5% by volume
BOTTLE VOLUME: 500 ml
ARTWORK: Anna Daeuble
RELEASE DATE: 2020