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Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

  • Lively eau-de-vie distilled from Williams pears
  • Williams pears have an opulent and creamy ripe fruit fragrance
  • Floral, fruity complexity; makes aromatic sour cocktails
  • Mix with dry vermouth and orange bitters for a Martini variation
  • Purkhart has captured authentic regional tastes since 1932

The Purkhart Pear Williams Brandy uses only “Williams” pears from South Tirol (also known as Alto Adige or Südtirol), whose pears are prized for their opulent and creamy ripe fruit fragrance. Lively and stimulating on the palate, this eau-de-vie reveals a depth of pear flavor that carries well into the finish. Made only from distilled pears and water. Enjoy on its own, stir with dry vermouth for a perfumed Martini variation, or make uncommonly aromatic sour cocktails. 100% Reines Destillat Williamsbrand.

Quality eaux-de-vie such as Purkhart Pear Williams show best at a temperature between 59°F and 72°F (15°C - 22°C) at which they give off their full range of aromas. The floral, fruity complexity of Purkhart lends well to substitution for pisco in classic cocktails, or for gin in the French 75. Stir Purkhart Pear Williams with Dolin Blanc and orange bitters for a lovely take on a Martini.

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About Purkhart

Since 1932 the Purkhart family has produced award winning eaux-de-vie (brandy or “brand”), schnaps and liqueurs. Renowned for his exacting standards and consistent quality, Günter Purkhart has taught distillation technique to many of today’s leading producers. Capturing elegance of ripe fruit and authentic regional tastes is a family passion. Full details

About Fruit Brandy

Fruit brandy, or eau-de-vie (eaux-de-vie in the plural; "water of life" in translation), is brandy made with any fruit apart from grapes. Most commonly, orchard fruits such as apples, pears, plums, cherries and blackberries are harvested, crushed and fermented, and the resulting must distilled twice. Most eaux-de-vie are bottled without ageing to preserve the integrity of the fruit character. These spirits are an important part of cultures in areas of Europe where production is most common and traditional. Full details

RECIPES See all 18 recipes for this product 18 recipes available at

Austrian 75

Shake with ice:

1 oz Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

0.5 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

Strain into a flute or goblet.

Top with 3 oz sparkling wine.

Garnish with a lemon peel.

Bartlett Pear Martini

Stir with ice:

1.5 oz Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

1.5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambéry or Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry

2 dash orange bitters

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with a lemon peel.

Good Christian Pear

Shake with ice:

1.5 oz Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

1 oz honey syrup (2:1)

0.5 oz lemon juice

3 dash pastis

Double-strain into a coupe.

Garnish with a pear slice or lemon wheel.

Jazz Flute

Shake with ice:

1.25 oz Scotch whiskey

0.75 oz Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

0.75 oz ruby red grapefruit juice

0.5 oz Cardamaro Vino Amaro

0.25 oz simple syrup

1 dash grapefruit bitters

Double-strain into a coupe.

Garnish with lemon peel.

Pear Rickey

Build in a collins glass filled with ice:

2 oz Purkhart Pear Williams Eau-de-Vie

0.75 oz lime juice

0.50 oz simple syrup

4 oz club soda

Stir gently.

Garnish with lime wheel.

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 5050NVAustriaATBrandy; Unaged40.0%750/12screwcap9024153031675902415303168216.30 kg
HZ 5000NVAustriaATBrandy; Unaged40.0%375/12T Cap9024153031637902415303160211.40 kg