F. Meyer Poire Williams Eau-de-vie
Made with pears grown in the Rhône Valley. Fruit is sourced both locally and from neighboring countries. The Alsace region is known for its orchard fruit, particularly cherries and plums. Fermentation occurs for six weeks in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks ranging from 200 to 400 hectoliters. A pair of new 1,000-liter German copper pot stills was purchased in 2004, and the fermented fruit is double-distilled. Maturation takes place in steel tanks for two to five years, followed by filtering and bottling on-site.