Boulard Calvados is a brand of Calvados, which is a type of brandy made from apples, produced in the Calvados region of Normandy, France. Boulard Calvados is named after the Boulard family, who have been producing Calvados for more than 180 years.
Boulard Calvados is made from a blend of different apple varieties, which are carefully selected and harvested when they are fully ripe. The apples are then fermented, distilled, and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. The aging process gives Boulard Calvados its distinctive flavor and aroma, which can vary depending on the length of time it has been aged.
Boulard Calvados can be enjoyed on its own as a digestif, or used as a cocktail ingredient to add depth and complexity to drinks. It is known for its smooth, well-balanced taste, and is a popular choice among Calvados enthusiasts.
Boulard Calvados has a rich history that dates back more than 180 years. The Boulard family, who founded the company, has been producing Calvados in Normandy since the early 19th century.
Pierre-Auguste Boulard, the founder of the company, was born in 1825 in Coquainvilliers, a small village in the heart of the Calvados region. He started producing Calvados as a hobby, using apples from his family’s orchard. As his reputation grew, he began to produce Calvados on a larger scale, and in 1825, he founded the Boulard Calvados distillery.
Over the years, the Boulard family has perfected their craft, using traditional methods to produce high-quality Calvados. In 1937, the company was awarded the prestigious “Diplôme d’Honneur” at the Paris World Fair, in recognition of their outstanding Calvados.
Today, Boulard Calvados is still run by the Boulard family, and is recognized as one of the leading Calvados producers in the world. The company’s range of Calvados includes a variety of different ages and styles, from young, fresh Calvados to well-aged, complex blends. The company also produces a range of apple-based liqueurs, including Pommeau de Normandie and Cidre Bouché.
Boulard Calvados has an ABV (alcohol by volume) of around 40%.