G. Miclo Poire William Eau de Vie (Pear) Tradition is a pear flavoured spirit made in Alsace.
Gilbert Miclo founded the Miclo Distillery in 1965 in Alsace. It is located in the Alsatian village of Lapoutroie. He had succeeded his father as head of the family company in 1962; in those days they were only traders of wine, Eaux de vie and beers. The decision was taken to produce their own fruit brandies, and to concentrate on only products of the very finest quality. The company immediately became well-known and by 1972 Miclo had 50 agents selling its products throughout France. Miclo also caught the attention of master patissieres – who wanted the purest fruit brandy for flavouring their fine pastries and desserts. In 1977, a new distillery was built housing four stills and 36 new Inox stainless-steel tanks for macerating the fruit and ageing the brandies. In 1985 Miclo purchased an additional distillery in Alsace, and expanded its product offering even further. Today, under the stewardship of Gilbert’s grandson Bertrand, the distillery uses more than 2,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and produces around 200,000 bottles of brandies, liqueurs, fruit creme liqueurs, vodka, whiskies and aperitifs each year.
G. Miclo Poire William Eau de Vie (Pear) Tradition is obtained by the distillation of ripe pears from the rich and warm soils of the Rhone Valley. It is one of the most popular flavours of eau de vie.
All of the G. Miclo “Tradition” range of eaux de vie is aged for at least 2 years in vats at Distillerie Miclo prior to release.