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Calvados

Well-known French apple brandy, produced in the department of the same name in Western Normandy. According to tradition, the area got its name after a ship of the Spanish Armada called "El Calvador", which stranded on the Normandy coast a long time ago. In this part of France there is hardly any viticulture, therefore the apple and the cider (cider, cider wine) made from it is of great importance. The first documentary mention of a distillery on the peninsula of Contentin dates back to 1533, but it is uncertain where the art of distillation comes from. A limited area with a total of 11 sections and a specific cider distilling process was awarded an appellation in 1946

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