Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek Distillery In the NYT "Proof" Column

The "Proof" column in the New York Times mostly drives me nuts because it's mostly written by people hell-bent on explaining how horrible alcohol is. True, every once in awhile strays to the Dark Side and features something positive about alcohol. Proof (no pun intended)?

The most recent essay was penned by Steve McCarthy, the guy who founded Clear Creek Distillery in Portland, Oregon.

I LOVE Clear Creek pear brandy. Well, okay, I love everything CC puts out, but especially its pear brandy. Read and enjoy. And if you've got the dough and can find it, track down a bottle of Steve's pear brandy -- take a gorgeous sip . . . and enjoy more!