Calvados, one of our new additions to the Cadenhead repertoire, is a variety of brandy from France. Where cognac and Armagnac are made from grapes, calvados is made instead from apples or occasionally pears. Calvados has to be produced in Normandy in northern France in order to be named calvados. The name “calvados” comes from the Calvados area in Normandy, famous for making the spirit. You can read about calvados on our Cadenheads Blog here.