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Episode 37: Douglas Fir Brandy
Episode 3725th December 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 37 features Douglas Fir Brandy from Clear Creek Distillery. The flavor of a Christmas tree in a bottle! This brandy is bottled in 375 ml at 47.73% ABV, or 95.46 proof and retails for about $55.

Enjoy this episode with some Douglas Fir Brandy neat!

My thanks to Clear Creek Distillery for speaking with me and for providing me with the bottle for the tasting!

Clear Creek Distillery's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1985 - Clear Creek Distillery is founded to make Eau de Vie and fruit brandy
  • 2005 - Douglas Fir Brandy is released after 10 years of perfecting the recipe

Key Cocktails:

This eau de vie is special, and it should be enjoyed neat!


I spoke with a number of people from Hood River Distillers and Clear Creek Distillery for input on this episode, in particular Caitlin who is one of the distillers.

YouTube video showing how Douglas Fir is made

Portland Monthly magazine article from 2009

NY Times article article featuring Clear Creek

NPR article on tree flavored spirits

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