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eau de vie

 (ō′ də vē′)
n. pl. eaux de vie (ō′, ōz′)
Colorless brandy distilled from fermented fruit juice.

[French eau-de-vie : eau, water + de, of + vie, life.]
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eau de vie

(əʊ də viː; French od vi)
n
brandy or other spirits
[French, literally: water of life]
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eau de vie

(oʊdə ˈvi)
n.
French.
brandy.
[literally, water of life]
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Noun1.eau de vie - strong coarse brandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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This is a tricky process because each eau-de-vie has a unique personality, with its own distinct flavors and aromas.
"The base of the blend is super cost-effective, so we can put high-quality brandies in that blend and still end up at a normal cocktail price." For apple brandy, he blends Laird's straight apple brandy, with Calvados and an apple eau-de-vie as a base for cocktails.
Mirabelles are absolutely wonderful; small, yellow spherical fruit with an intense sweetness, they are hard to find commercially, as much of the harvest is made into either jam or eau-de-vie.
With a limited edition of 250 bottles worldwide, Hine 250 contains eau-de-vie barreled in 1953.
From the heart of the Cognac region, pineau is a blend of eau-de-vie and grape juice from merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes and styles such as Chateau d'Orignac Pineau des Charentes, France (PS16, 18% abv, www.winesociety.com) spend a minimum of five years in oak.
A blend of eau-de-vie and grape juice from the Cognac region, this Pineau spends at least five years in oak and should be served well-chilled to truly appreciate the zip of apricots poached in syrup and delicate caramel and honey notes.
There are many plum varieties, ranging from English greengage through to tiny yellow mirabelles, which are popular in France, where they are used in tarts, preserves and for making eau-de-vie.
Pressing and fermentation, an age-old process, are closely monitored as they greatly determine the quality of the eau-de-vie (a colorless fruit brandy).
The new line extension is made from a blend of 35 to 45 distinctive pale and gold colored eau-de-vie chosen for their floral elements, according to the company.
Here the juice from the ugni blanc, folle blanche and colombard grapes is extracted, fermented and distilled in special swan-necked stills to become fiery, potent eau-de-vie, which, though crude, is unmistakably Cognac in the making.
Here the juice from the ugni blanc, folle blanche and colombard grapes is extracted, fermented and distilled in swan-necked stills to become fiery, potent eau-de-vie, which, though crude, is unmistakably Cognac in the making.
Bourbon, of course, is the solid base, but the Colony's mixologists add a delightful dose of Poire William (pear eau-de-vie), muddled fresh pears, a dash of Angostura bitters and a splash of lemon.