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Calvados Inner Core


Learning about France's magnificent triumvirate, Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados, has never been easier. We offer three different clubs that let you explore these magnificent spirits. As a member of our Inner Circle Buyer's Clubs you could be receiving a carefully chosen example every third month, four times a year, shipped directly to your home or office. By participating in this group purchase you would be getting your brandy at a great price, as well--as much as 15 to 40% off normal retail. The charge for the bottle, itself, is no more than $199.99(usually much less). Does not include tax and or shipping. Each shipment includes a fact sheet about the producer along with our own tasting notes. No initiation fees or fees of any sort, just pure pleasure and a chance to learn about the fascinating world of these noble spirits. 

Here are some of our past offerings:

Christian Drouin 1995 Pays d'Auge

Finished for one year in a port cask. This is a powerful, intense Calvados with lots of spice notes like cardamom, nutmeg, and star anise. In the mouth, it’s rich and dense, with serious structure and flavors of mulled cider, and lots of green, crisp apple peel. This is definitely a vintage to watch and follow how it develops in future bottlings.

Claque-Pepin 30 Year Old

This is a bottling that shows its age in a very pleasant way with a complex aroma set of caramelized apples, werther’s original hard candy, cooked pears in syrup, forest floor, cinnamon, and all-spice. The palate is very well balanced with flavors of black licorice, light apple, uncooked apple pie filling, butter, and some savory earth notes. This pleasantly lingers on the palate for 40+ seconds. 

Pierre Huet 20 Year Old

After its twenty plus years of ageing, this bottling inhabits that middle place of apple, spices and just there rancio. Our collective nose found aromas of honey, golden apples, cinnamon, toffee, white flowers, clove and a just there earth/rancio note. The palate has a pretty Pays d’Auge character with flavors of hard candy, golden apples, white pepper, rancio, and a cocoa element to finish.  

Ferme de la Galotière Hors d’Age Calvados

From the tiny town of Crouttes, the nose of the la Galotière is rich and forthcoming, the aroma set has a ample nose of baked apple, fine spice and complex esters. The palate is soft with plenty of fruit, a touch of almond, warm baking spice and baked green apple. The finish is warm and long.