Fresh Oregon and Washington sweet cherries are crushed; fermented; and distilled into clear; powerful Kirschwasser (cherry Schnapps) in the traditional German fashion. The flavor and great vanilla/almond nose come only from the cherries; as does the alcohol. As in all other Clear Creek products no colors; flavors; or sugars are added. Rivals the best Swiss Kirsch. Lots of uses in the kitchen. F. Paul Pacult; author of Kindred Spirits (1997) and the Spirit Journal has described Clear Creeks Kirschwasser as delicate and serene... feline delicacy of cherry flavor robed in manageable spirit that plays like a string quartet...Highly recommended and called it absolutely delightful.