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Poire Williams

Type

Brandy, unaged

Also known as

Pear brandy

Description

Generic for French pear eau de vie, distilled from Williams pears, and of some fame. Strong, and strongly-flavored. Often produced in a signature style whereby a live pear is grown in its bottle and filled with the distillate thereafter.

Flavor

pear

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in France. Known to be distributed in England, Europe and United States and parts of United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Regional. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

other pear brandy

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