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What is Calvados?

Calvados is an apple brandy exclusively made in Normandy, France. For over 500 years, producers have been honing their craft to create the artisanal and versatile spirit we know today.

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How should you drink Calvados?

Calvados is an incredibly versatile spirit that can be enjoyed on its own, or as an ingredient in craft cocktails. Reinvent some of your favorites by adding it into the mix!

Calvados & Sustainability

Quality spirits require excellent ingredients, and Calvados producers remain committed to preserving their ancestral orchards for years to come.

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Authentic Spirits from Europe

Orchestrated by the Calvados Spirits Council (IDAC) and funded in part by the European Union, the Calvados: Authentic Spirits from Europe campaign was launched to raise awareness and recognition around the variety of European Geographic Indication (GI) spirits available on the US market.

This campaign aims to cultivate positive recognition around European GI spirits, as exemplified by Calvados, by educating professionals and consumers about the high-quality standards that apply to these products. Over the course of the campaign, Americans will have the opportunity to experience Calvados through Spirits Dinners, Masterclasses, trade shows, in-store promotions and other exciting events.

Campaign created with aid from the European union


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