Calvados Adrien Camut 6 Year
Adrien Camut // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France
The Camut estate grows a staggering 800 types of apples on their bucolic property in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region of Calvados. This, and the maturation in large semi-full oak barrels, creates a spirit with surprising complexity and softness for a relatively young brandy. The Pays D'Auge AOC requires double distillation in copper pot stills, but the Camuts go a step further by using wood fire to power the still the old fashioned way.
CalvadosBrandy distilled from apples (pear is allowed and in some sub-regions, required) from a delimited region in northwest France. Must be aged a minimum of 2 years in oak. Minimum aging if labeled: Fine-2 years, Réserve-3 years, VSOP-4 years, Hors d’Age-6 years
Cask TypeFrench oak
"Perhaps the world's smoothest 6 year old Calvados. The raw spirit character has been transformed into rich, juicy, green apple with a hint of caramel from the french oak. The semi-filled barrels promote a gradual oxidation and a natural reduction of alcohol to make this relatively young spirit drink much smoother than many Calvados twice its age. This is a brandy that speaks of fresh fruit and doesn't show the tannic side of aged spirits, or the fiery side of young distillates."