Calvados has been produced in Normandy for over five centuries and Berneroy’s Master Blender employs time-honoured methods of production.
Their Calvados VSOP is rich and full-bodied with ripe apple flavours and notes of vanilla oak. Dark copper gold in colour, with copper highlights, it has ample fruit, with lovely woodiness, yet is still light and fresh.
Delightfully apple-y, with interesting stewed and smoky notes underscoring the fresher fruit, this is a beauty.
Alter Ego: Treebeard, leader of the Ents in JRR Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings; a product of the woods, this, with its orchard flavours and oak age that gives it a distinctive hint of woodiness. It’s certainly improved with age, and is a real boon if you happen to be a Hobbit caught in a tight spot.