Fall fruits are some of our favorites. Nothing beats the arrival of the first fruit and cheese basket that you get in the mail. Well, maybe something does. What if you could drink those fruits? What if there were some magical elixir that turned fall fruits like apples, pears, berries and plums into alcoholic bliss? We think you see where this is going: straight into a glass of eau de vie.
French for “water of life”, an eau de vie is a clear, colorless fruit brandy that is produced by means of fermentation and double distillation. The spirit is more often than not pot-distilled, giving it a clear body. An eau de vie, put simply, is a fruit brandy. Ripe fruit is fermented, distilled and bottled to preserve the freshness and aroma of the original fruit.
Eaux de vie, with their subtle fruit taste, are best enjoyed as a digestif. Serve in a tulip glass or a snifter.
The Savory loves Oregon-based Clear Creek Distillery and their unique eau de vie line of products. They use the finest Oregon-grown fruits and berries to distill their spirits.
Check out their Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir:
This is an incredible infusion of the springtime buds of Douglas fir, handpicked into clear brandy which is then redistilled and reinfused with more buds.