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Calvados is an apple brandy made by distilling cider, and takes its name from Calvados, Normandy, where it is made. Calvados has an appellation contrôlée, which requires it to be double–distilled and matured in oak barrels. It is popular in Normandy where it is used in dishes such as poulet vallée d’Auge, a chicken and apple dish.

Special Note

Calvados goes with—apple, chicken, cream, crêpes, pork