WE 98 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Juicy and mouthwatering, with lots of bold fruit on the palate plus a subtle flick of vanilla, this Williams pear brandy would make a lovely dessert accompaniment or after-dinner sip. Gift-worthy presentation includes a pear-shaped bottle with a whole pear imprisoned inside."
"Many of you have seen bottles of Poire Williams Eau-de-Vie with a pear inside the bottle and may have wondered how this is possible. Believe it or not, empty bottles are hung on trees or bushes, and the young fruit bud is then made to grow inside each bottle. When fully ripe, the bottle and the pear are washed and cleaned, and then clear Williams Pear brandy is added to each bottle and sealed. To maintain the pear in perfect condition, it is essential to keep it always covered with brandy at all times."