A white ‘Cider Brandy’ produced by famous Calvados house, Christian Drouin.
This eau-de-vie has been produced using more than 20 different historical cider apple varieties.
Some of the apples for this brandy have been picked from Drouin’s ‘high-stem’ orchard, where cows and apple trees cohabit. Drouin say the apples were harvested from the ground in the traditional fashion, over a period of two months, before being washed, sorted and grated. The fruit was then pressed gently, so as not to extract more than 650 litres of juice per tonne of apples.
The juice was fermented for four months, before being double distilled in an iron still, and placed in stainless steel tanks for integration of flavour.
The final product is an aromatic and delicious brandy, with notes of acidic apples, almonds, powdered sugar, slightly funky cider, apple blossom and subtle lemon rind.
Would make a great base for all manner of cocktails.