Poire Williams

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Poire Williams is the name for eau de vie (translation: water of life) made from the Williams pear (known as the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada). It is generally served chilled as an after-dinner drink. Some producers of Poire Williams include an entire pear inside each bottle. This is achieved by attaching the bottle to a budding pear tree so that the pear will grow inside it.


  • Herbst, Sharon Taylor and Ron Herbst. The Ultimate A-To-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. (p 276)
  • Okanagan Spirits Poire Williams Pear Brandy made in BC Canada " Sip the Waters of Life" (National Post)[1]

  1. ^ http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/05/14/sip-the-waters-of-life-margaret-swaines-spirits-review/