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Poire Williams

Pronunciation: [pwahr WEEL-yahms (VEEL-yahms)]

A crystal clear, pear-flavored eau-de-vie made in Switzerland and France. Premier brands are distinguished by a whole pear inside the bottle, a feat accomplished by placing a bottle over the budding fruit and allowing it to grow inside. After the pear is picked and the bottle removed from the branch, the bottle is filled with a brandy made from the Williams pear.