Facts on beverages

Brandy, armagnac and calvados

How to serve

Brandy, Armagnac and Calvados are served on their own, as a digestive or in mixed drinks.

Brandy

Brandy is a general term for distilled wine.

Brandies taste light and fruity.

Armagnac

Armagnac is a brandy recognised as a controlled appellation of origin that is produced in Gascony, France.

Armagnac has strong fruit flavours.

Calvados

Calvados is an apple- or pear-based brandy from Normandy, France, and is a controlled appellation of origin.

Calvados is characterised by mature apple and pear flavours.

Scents and flavours

Fruity

An aroma reminiscent of different fresh fruits

Apple and pear notes

An aroma from the raw materials of Calvados

Dried fruit notes

An intense aroma of dried fruit

Herbal

Aromas of various aromatic plants

Oaky

A clear old oak aroma

Cedar notes

A highly sophisticated aroma due to oak ageing

Cocoa and vanilla notes

Aromas from a toasted oak cask

Brandy

Armagnac

Calvados