Avallen Calvados

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 2 years

Product of: Product of France France

40 varieties of apple are used to make Avallen Calvados 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.

Avallen production includes the use of only wild yeast 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.

Certified B Corp

Avallen is a Certified B Corp and '1% For the Planet' member, donating to organisations protecting wild bee populations.

Behind the brand

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

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 20/11/2023


Clear, pale amber.


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


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


Lasting cider apple with delicate pepper and cinnamon spice.


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

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Product Information

Size (ml): 700

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 Global Limited

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