Tuesday, October 29, 2013
|Filtered infusions bottled and starting to age.|
We tasted in the order from lightest to heaviest -- simple pear and vodka, pear and vodka with a dash of brandy added, a whole pear immersed in brandy, and the spiced pear brandy liqueur.Very small tastes of each with a small glass of water to cleanse our palettes before we moved to the next infusion. Here are our tasting notes:
- Week one we found there was very little development in any of the infusions.
- At week two the spiced pear brandy liqueur was ready to filter. Spices and pear flavor was just right, the added vanilla quite nice, the sugar mellowed it all out and it had a deep caramel color. This will probably be the best of any of the infusions.
- Week three the vodka with brandy added had developed a nice pear taste and light golden color. The brandy appears to have mellowed the sharpness of the vodka and enhanced the pear taste.
- The pear in brandy should be ready next weekend. The simple pear vodka may be ready but realistically may take another week.