Fresh Oregon and Washington cherries are crushed, fermented, and distilled into clear, delicate Cherry Brandy, also known as Kirschwasser. In German, Kirschwasser translates to “cherry water”, and is an integral ingredient in Swiss fondue, Black Forest cake and tortes. We use dark, sweet table cherries, giving the spirit a soft aroma of vanilla and almond.
F. Paul Pacult, author of Kindred Spirits (1997) and the Spirit Journal has described Clear Creek’s Kirschwasser as “delicate and serene … feline delicacy of cherry flavor robed in manageable spirit that plays like a string quartet … Highly recommended” and called it “absolutely delightful.”
“Kirsch, made of Oregon and Washington cherries, seems muted at first but comes alive in a subtle, minty aroma that evolves into the essence of sugared cherries.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007