Our flagship spirit since 1982! This is the spirit that started it all for us, and beat out the best of the best in Europe’s famed Destillata blind tasting. Forty years later, we remain pear brandy fanatics—and hope you’ll appreciate the beauty of our St. George Pear Brandy as much we do.
Availability: Widely available
5 Stars/Highest Recommendation
- Spirit Journal
Authentic, ripe scents. Wow.
- Wine Enthusiast
Captures the complexity... Rich, soft, and intense.
- Wall Street Journal
Smooth and clear with an unusually intense, true fruit essence.
- Bon Appétit
Magnificent, complex, fruit-driven.
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Wine & Spirits
Excellent. A wonderful conclusion to a great meal.
- New York Times
Extraordinarily fruit-forward, this brandy tastes exactly like biting into a crisp, ripe pear, with an intense, natural pear aroma to match.
One of the best tree fruit brandies we’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing.
- Good Spirits News
Succulent, juicy, and stunningly fruit-forward, our pear brandy captures the essence of the fruit without any sweetness.
St. George Pear Brandy is made from the most aromatic dry-farmed, organic Bartlett pears we can find—and we pack about 30 pounds of fruit into every 750ml bottle. Dry farming is important because it concentrates the flavor of the pears. Once you’ve had dry-farmed fruit, regular supermarket produce tastes watered down by comparison. Using the whole fruit gives our brandy incredible depth of flavor. If you close your eyes, the fragrance can transport you right to the orchard.
Just as with our raspberry brandy, we begin by sourcing the most flavorful and characteristic fruit we can find and then distill it at its prime. The pears finish ripening in our distillery and we know the time is right when the aromas shift from incredible to irresistible. In a deliberate effort to maximize the most essential flavors and aromas, we use the whole fruit in its entirety. And we never add sugar or anything artificial, so all you get is the honest essence of the raw material. Our Holstein copper pot stills give us extraordinary command, allowing us to capture all the nuance and depth of this incredible fruit with just a single still run.
Europeans traditionally sip unaged fruit brandy as a digestif. We’re all for that!
But at 40% alcohol and with no residual sugar, our wildly aromatic pear brandy is a bartender’s secret weapon—enhancing any cocktail that calls for vivid fruit flavor without additional sweetness.
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