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Cowichan Pear Brandy

Spirits

This brandy is made from BC Bartlett pears distilled in 2007 and aged in new French Oak barrels for more than 6 years. “We think this is North America’s oldest barrel aged pear brandy. Each sip reminds you of biting into a fresh pear just picked from the tree, followed by that smooth warmth of a fine brandy,” says Rick Pipes, the head distiller. The brandy balances its weight very well with rich, fresh pear flavour and consistent secondary and tertiary development. It exhibits a clean, fresh pear nose enhanced by the oak with subtle, fresh aromas of pineapple and lemon zest finishing with strawberries and marzipan. On the palate the pear skin is evident with undertones of maturation to support the cherry, mango, cooked pineapple and almond. The finish dances between juicy pear and exotic fruits. 40% alc.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$180.00
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Cowichan Cider Brandy

Spirits

With the 2007 apple harvest, we fermented special batches of cider specifically for distilling. Our first batch of Cowichan Cider brandy is made from six different blends of cider apples which we then placed in French Oak Barrels of two different sizes, 100 litre and 225 litre. When tasting the brandy, it is best served in a ‘snifter’ at room temperature. Swirl it in the glass and enjoy the aroma. 42% alc.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the Brandy Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$180.00
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Oaked Harvest Cider

Fortified

A delicate balance of apple and brandy with a soft, slightly sweet finish. This is wonderful with soft cheeses. In the tradition of Normandy and Bretagne, we start fermenting fresh pressed cider apples in French oak barrels. At the precise hour, we add our own cider brandy to stop the fermentation and preserve the natural sweetness. It continues to age until it reaches maturity with an exquisite balance of fruitiness, body and alcohol. 19.5% alc.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$120.00
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Apple Dessert Cider

Fortified

A fresh and velvety sipping drink with an aroma of baked apples and buttery brown sugar. Serve straight in the tradition of fine Port. Pair with cheddar or blue cheese, melons, fruit desserts and dark chocolate. 19.5% alc.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$120.00
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