The elegance of an old calvados


Produced in the Pays d'Auge from bitter, bitter-sweet, sweet and sharp cider apples by double distillation in copper stills, XO is aged in small previously-used casks, including some former wine casks. The blend also contains some sprits aged in former fortified wine casks and brandy casks, adding further sweetness and complexity.

Dense, rich, with notes of baked apples and tarte tatin, the nose evolves towards a subtle rancio.




Score 90+, Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, 2019
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirit Competition (USA), 2019 Silver Medal, Concours Agricole de Paris, 2018, (France)
Bronze Medal, Cambremer, 2018, (France)
5 stars, 2017 (USA)
Silver Medal, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 (Hong Kong)
Double Gold Medal, 10th annual judging of craft spirits by the American Distilling Institute 2016 (USA)
Best of Category, 10th annual judging of craft spirits by the American Distilling Institute 2016 (USA)
98/100, « Extraordinary, ultimate recommendation", Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 (USA)
Silver Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2015
Silver Gilt Medal, Vimoutiers 2015 (France)
94/100, « Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 (USA)
Award of Excellence, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet's contest 2015 (France)
Silver Medal San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2014 (USA) 92/100 "Excellent, Highly Recommended", Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 (USA)
Gold Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2013 (UK)
Silver Medal, Bruxelles 2013 (Belgium)
88/100, Guilde Gilbert & Gaillard 2014 (France)
92/100 Ultimate Spirits 2013 (USA)
« Prix Vinalies » 2012 (France)
Gold Medal, Vimoutiers 2012 (France)

Calvados XO de Christian Drouin