Today, 300 Calvados producers cultivate the fine art of Calvados distilling.
They have been carefully crafting this icon of the French “art de vivre” for five centuries.
A unique history
From the Hesperides to Steve Jobs, the Garden of Eden to the Beatles, Newton to Magritte, the apple has captured the imagination since the dawn of mankind. In Normandy, it is an emblem and Calvados is its standard-bearer…
Bold food pairings, apple-cious cocktails, served neat or over ice: Calvados is perfect for all seasons and all drinking occasions.
How & When to drink Calvados
Old vintages, young blends, in cocktails or in gastronomy: here are a few of the many ways Calvados can be enjoyed..
“Calvados tourism” is an original way to explore Normandy. The lovely old distilleries are open to visitors enabling them to experience the culture of one of the loveliest regions of France.
What is a Café Calva?
At the end of the 19th century, it was customary for workers and farmers to add a drop of Calvados to their morning coffee, to warm themselves up and summon the energy needed to work in often difficult conditions.
This tradition gradually took hold in French popular culture.