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    Bertrand Poire William Prisoner Eau de Vie (700ml)

    Alsace, FRANCE
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    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.