Avallen Calvados

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Bottle size: 70cl
£ 34.25
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 2 years

Product of: Product of France France

Launched Spring 2019, Avallen Calvados is the creation of two experienced spirits marketers, Stephanie Jordan and Timothy Etherington-Judge.

40 varieties of apple are used to make Avallen with 2% of these grown adjacents to the distillery and the remaining sourced from farms within 20km of the distillery in La Manche region of Normandy - an area pesticide-free since 2016.

Only wild yeast is used for fermentation and Avallen is 100% 'natural' with no added sugar, caramel or boisé.

Paper bottle


As part of their quest to be "the world's most planet positive spirits brand", in March 2022, Avallen launched a paper bottle in partnership with FrugalPac. Made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade pouch, the FrugalPac bottle has less than 1/5 of the CO2 emissions of a standard glass bottle and weighs only 85g, so also has lower transportation emissions. This results in a Carbon footprint of -3.16kg/CO2e per bottle compared to -2.73kg/CO2e for Avallen's lightweight glass bottle. Avallen's paper bottle is also far more robust than glass so better suited to e-commerce distribution.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 16/07/2019

Appearance:

Clear, pale amber.

Aroma:

Apple pie filling, apple cider and faint vanilla with light white pepper spice.

Taste:

Young and fresh with apple cider, sweet apple, cinnamon and vanilla.

Aftertaste:

Lasting cider apple with delicate pepper and cinnamon spice.

Overall:

Young, fresh, vibrant and fruity with great apple cider flavour and delicate cinnamon spice. Perfect for serving long and in cocktails.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 719326 486154
Bottle Size: 50 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 8 719326 486192
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

Wood maturation

Type of wood used for main maturation: New European Oak

More about Avallen Calvados

Produced by: Maison Coquerel for Avallen
UK distribution by: Mangrove UK

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