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American Spirit

Clear Creek Distillery's Steve McCarthy is a self-ordained evangelist for domestic eau-de-vie
Issue: November 15, 2001

It's the Platonic ideal of a pear, a dazzling concentration of its aromas and flavors. Steve McCarthy debuted his distinctive "Williams" pear brandy back in 1985, and since then he has notched success after success, turning out an astonishing array of plum, raspberry and cherry eaux-de-vie, fragrant apple brandies, fiery grappas and even a tasty Oregon single malt whiskey.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2001.

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