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Re-filling a bottle of Poire William Eau-de-vie


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I bought a bottle of Poire William Eau-de-vie a while ago, with a transparent spirit and a pear inside. I have almost finished drinking it.

When I bought it, the gentleman at the shop kindly told me that when I finish drinking, I can fill it up again and enjoy drinking it again. However, I have forgotten what he told me to fill up the bottle with.

Could someone please offer some advice?

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My guess is to fill it up with Poire William, if you want to be drinking Poire William.

 

The gentleman in the shop was probably referring to the fact that it's nice bottle and can continue to be used, even once you've finished drinking its original contents.

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You could try the Hans Alpenz import product from the Alto Adige...https://alpenz.com/product-pear_williams.html

 

Or the Clear Creek from Oregon...http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/products/clear-brandies/

 

Or St. George...http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/spirits/st-george-fruit-brandies/

 

et al.

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@dandandan74 

 

fill it up w whatever you like drinking.

 

as @weinoo mentioned :

 

if you like pear flavor of Eau-de-vie 

 

then Poire William is the way to go.

 

don't get one w a pear in it , as that starts the

 

Tasty Cycle Again

 

please be aware , in current times

 

many of the smaller older Booze-arias in France, Spain Scotland etc

 

have been purchased by Massive Congomerates  ( MC's , not The cat )

 

where profit is the only motive .

 

not excellence on your tongue.

 

Scotch made in Tequila barrels ?   why not 1

 

its unlikely that the pear in that bottle has much pear taste left.

 

but maybe :    jab around in there and bring out a bit and taste it.

 

you are not going to get a whole pear in that bottle

 

and I can't say if ripe pear slices would do so well

 

but might is the Fire Water is of sufficient proof.

 

again , add what you might enjoy drinking.

 

and no , it won't be much like what you started out with.

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My first thought was as @rotuts notes - the pear has probably given its all. Nice bottle though. I'd be more inclined to extract it in some creative way and use the bottle as desired. Although when we went cherry picking (of course in Cherry Valley) mom did their recipe which was just vodka. One of those puppies could send you reeling after a good soak. 

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1 hour ago, Katie Meadow said:

Thanks. Yeah in the distant past I knew that! Maybe I've reached that tipping point where I relearn something new every day. Now there's a comforting thought.

 

OK, how do they get the ship into the bottle?

 

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