About Fruit Eau-de-Vie

Serve in a Copita
Eau-de-vie ("water of life") is the default term in French for spirits in general, and specifically for colorless fruit brandy, particularly from the Alsace region of France and from California.
Top Picks for Fruit Eau-de-Vie
208617
Schladerer
Obstwasser
Clear color. Delicate, attractive aromas and flavors of spiced pears and baked apple with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish with accents of minerals and lemon pepper. A delicious and pure fruit eau-de-vie.
94 points $39.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207157
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Eaux-de-Vie Apricot
Clear color. Lively aromas of apricot gelato and peach blossoms with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy violet gum, minerals, delicate pepper, and peach salt water taffy finish. A solid peach liqueur with a pretty floral character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206283
Schladerer
Williams Birne
Clear. Bright aromas and flavors of ripe Bartlett pear and cream with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, pure pear skin, nut oil, pepper and mineral nuanced finish. A very good example of a pear brandy.
92 points $45.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213288
Solbeso
"No. 1" Fresh Distilled Cacao
Clear color. Delicate, interesting, attractive aromas of sesame nougat, cashew butter, and white chocolate raisins with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, long warm milk and honey, toasted exotic nuts, crispy chicken skin, and barnyard hay finish. A delightful creamy eau-de-vie with lots of tropical cocktail affinity.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207156
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Eaux-de-Vie Fraise
Clear color. Interesting aromas of strawberry yogurt and strawberry meringue pie with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, subtle, breezy fruit stripe gum, pepper, dried flowers, and earth finish. A nicely layered berry liqueur with interesting twists and turns.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213212
Spirit of India
Feni
clear with a silver cast color. Bold, vaporous aromas of paint and turpentine, charred tropical pineapple, jackfruit, and durian, rubber sap and mothballs with a tannic, lively, fruity sweet medium body and a hot, medium-length Coleman’s’ fuel, rubber cement, scorched pineapple tin, and cashew fruit finish. A fiery and rustic spirit, similar to baijiu.
80 points $25.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab