Bertrand Poire William Prisoner Eau de Vie (700ml)
The pear tree was first grown in ancient Europe. Pliny recorded thirty eight different species. Today, that figure is estimated at more than five thousand. Poire William [pronounced pwahr WEEL-yahm] is a sweetish pear eau de vie named after the variety of pear the French call “Williams Bon-Chretien”, and which secular society calls Bartlett. A Poire William can be either a true pear brandy, distilled from pears and made in Alsace and Switzerland, or a hybrid, made by infusing crushed pear with a grape-based spirit. This Poire William has a whole pear inside - a prisoner, accomplished by placing a bottle over the budding fruit and allowing it to grow inside. 40%Alc./Vol. No tasting notes available.