Episode 37

Published on:

25th Dec 2020

Episode 37: Douglas Fir Brandy

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: http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/

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

Cocktailia.com article featuring Clear Creek

NPR article on tree flavored spirits

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
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Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.