Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados
Historically, Cadenhead’s has bottled spirits other than the staple diet of Whisky, Rum and Gin. This includes Cognac, which was brought back into our range after a brief hiatus, and we have been delighted to add Armagnac and Calvados. Unusually, we put age statements on these releases. Bottled at natural strength with no added colour. Similar to our other spirits, our Alternative Spirits are not chill filtered.
Historically, Cadenhead’s has bottled spirits other than the staple diet of Whisky, Rum and Gin. This includes Cognac, which was brought back into our range recently after a brief hiatus.
These days, we source our Cognac from a variety of producers in France and, unusually for Cognac, we put age statements on the bottles. Bottled at natural strength with no added colour. Similar to our other spirits, our Cognac is not chill filtered.
Armagnac is a kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. Distilled from wine using a special blend of grapes and traditionally using column stills.
Our Armagnac bottlings for a key part of Cadenhead’s Alternative Spirits Range – historically Cadenhead’s have bottled a wide range of spirits, not just the whisky and rum we are most famous for.
Calvados is made from apples or occasionally pears. It 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.
25% of calvados is produced in the region of Calvados Pays d’Auge, the cider for this type of calvados needs to come from apples grown there and must be double distilled. This is the group our Calvados’ from Dupont and Drouin distilleries resides in.