Avallen Spirits is a company with environment positivity at it's core. Made from nothing but real apples, water and time. Avallen Calvados is completely natural with no additives or added sugar. Avallen's liquid is fresh, fruity and proudly apple forward in it's flavour profile which is aged in French oak barrels for 2 years.
Avallen Calvados has been founded with the intention to re-ignite Calvados, one of the world's great brandies, and have a positive impact on the wild bee populations in the markets where it is sold.
It is biodiversity that inspired them to build a program to help bee populations around the world with heir #BeePositive message, donating part of the profit for every bottle sold to organisations dedicated to restoring and protecting the most important of insects, as well as commitment to plant 100,000 wild flowers over the next 3 years across the globe in aid of helping our forever declining bee population.
For the brandy, Avallen use 40 varieties of apple with 30% of them grown on site at Distillerie Coquerel with the remaining coming from up to 300 farmers from within 20km of the distillery. La Manche, the region of Normandie where Avallen make their delicious Calvados is pesticide free since 2016, which is important for sustainability and flavour. Avallen is aged in French oak casks for 2 years in the heart of La Manche, Normandie for a liquid that is fresh, crisp and unapologetically apple forward. The whole process is natural using only wild yeast present on the apple skins and no added sugar, caramel or boisé ensuring a 100% natural product.
The nose is a freshly cooked apple pie with a hint of vanilla custard. It’s body is a richly warming with cinnamon, vanilla and star anise. Finally the finish is a lingering toffee apple finish