Calvados is one of the brandy brands with the longest, uninterrupted tradition. Early brewers are mentioned in France as early as Charlemagne (8th century A.D.). As far as the rest of the world goes, since the 16th and 17th centuries, this phenomenon is truly widespread and can be seen in most regions of Europe. This beverage is usually made through the distillation of cider.
Now, what makes calvados quite unique is the ageing process. Most commonly, the process takes at least two full years. The longer it’s aged, the smoother the beverage becomes, which is why a quality bottle of calvados is considered a real treat amongst the brandy enthusiasts. Those willing to experiment further can learn a recipe or two for a delicious cocktail, thus creating an impressive alcoholic drink that none of its samplers will ever forget.
Other than this, whiskey calvados is probably a drink that everyone needs to have on their bucket list.