Clear Creek

Clear Creek is a distillery of mainly eau de vie and other brandies, fruit liqueurs, and peated whiskey based in Portland, Oregon and founded by Steve McCarthy in 1975. 

Clear Creek produces a wide range of fruit brandies, including pear, apple, cherry, mirabelle, blue plum, raspberry and Douglas fir. Some of these brandies are used as the basis for fruit liqueurs - cranberry, blackberry, loganberry, cassis, cherry, raspberry and pear. 

Other brandies include a wide range of grappa and a peated whiskey made from Scottish barley. All of the Clear Creek products are made in a pot-still, and none of them are artificially colored or flavored. 

Clear Creek Website

Some popular cocktails containing Clear Creek

  • Kina Miele — Dry vermouth, Aromatized wine, Grappa, Pear eau de vie, Lemon bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • Pressure Drop — Old Tom Gin, Meletti Amaro, Dry vermouth, Pear eau de vie, Bitters
  • Pink Cadillac — Gin, Dry sake, Pear eau de vie, Peychaud's Bitters, Absinthe, Simple syrup, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
  • Poire Blinker — Pear eau de vie, Pear liqueur, Bitters, Egg white, Lemon juice, Grapefruit juice, Raspberry syrup, Simple syrup
  • Poor Liza — Pear eau de vie, Herbal liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup