As a digestif
Distillerie Ogier Eau-de-Vie Poire Williams makes for a classy, traditional digestif. After a meal, chill a wine glass by refrigerating it for a while, or by rolling a couple of ice cubes around it for thirty seconds or so. Pour around 15 ml of chilled Distillerie Ogier Eau-de-Vie Poire Williams. Chilling the eau-de-vie will soften the bite from the alcohol and freshen the flavour. Sip gently, as a final aromatic touch to a peaceful evening.Back to shop
When you smell Distillerie Ogier Eau-de-Vie Poire Williams, you’ll be met with a cool, fresh selection of gentle, light fruit notes.
When you taste Distillerie Ogier Eau-de-Vie Poire Williams, it will seem as though you’re biting into a ripe Valloire pear, straight from the tree. The vivid pear flavours come through intensely, in an array of juicy, round, sweet tones.
Up in the Drôme, Moras-en-Valloire is known as a “Site Remarquable du Goût”, or a “Site of Remarkable Flavour”. This appellation was bestowed upon it due to its emblematic Valloire pears, and their rich, delicious taste. The region has produced fruits and vegetables for centuries, and turned to “pear culture” around 1880.
An elixir for long life
Eaux-de-vie have been popular since their invention in the Middle Ages, when people were searching for an elixir that would grant them a long life. The long life part is still up in the air, but their delicious, light, fruity flavours have guaranteed them continued popularity. Distillerie Ogier’s pear eau-de-vie is made from Williams pears grown in the family orchard, less than 10km away. The pear flavours come through as vividly as if they’d been picked directly from the branch.
Hand-made small batches
The Ogier orchard pears are picked and then macerated before distillation, where the head and tail of the distillate are discarded, retaining only the most flavourful and rich heart. Each bottle is numbered to make batch tracing easier, and the distillate is filtered, bottled, corked and wax-sealed by hand.
The Brains Behind It
Honouring his heritage
Raphaël Ogier is the latest descendant of the Ogier family, which has been growing fruit on their orchards for generations. His grandfather was the first Ogier to try his hand at distilling eaux-de-vies, although the venture was short-lived. Wanting to honour his grandfather and make use of the fruits he produced, Raphaël started distilling liqueurs in 2013. In tribute to his heritage and his land, his grandfather’s face appears on the Distillerie Ogier logo.More on the Brand