The headline might be slightly misleading, this post is not about health. It is about one of my favorite issues, drinks.
There are quite a few spirits pretty much everyone knows or has heard about, like whiskey, cognac, vodka, gin. And then there are a few less popular or less known ones.
Calvados is made from cider, which is first distilled and then aged in oak casks for at least two years. As with other great drinks storing it longer improves the product. Depending on the apples selected you get either a somewhat sour or almost sweet beverage.
There is an excellent one called Boulard:
This one is a very smooth Calvados Pays d’Auge, a bit on the sweet side, with a prominent fruity apple flavor. It is delicious and has won plenty of prizes in recent years. For cold Winter nights like now, this is a great drink to enjoy in front of the fireplace.