Petit Chien Brun Christian Drouin 2016 Calvados
Key Facts About This Calvados
Bottler: Little Brown Dog
Distillery: Christian Drouin
Region: Normandy, France
Spirit: Calvados brandy
Cask Type: Single cask white port cask
Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength, 47.8%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 360 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Christian Drouin 2016 Tasting Notes
Colour: Avocado oil
Nose: Slivovitz, soor plooms, caraway seeds.
Palate: Toffee apple, chilled Chablis, runny honey.
Finish: Gentle saline, green apples, cinnamon grahams.
About this Little Brown Dog release
A very special calvados. It's fully white port matured, pays d’auge so its double pot distilled rather than column distilled at the idyllic Christian Drouin distillery in Normandy. And it’s just wonderful. The pot distillation creates a richer, heavier distillate that preserves more apple oomph. That’s almost certainly the correct technical term.
It must be a labour of love to bring this cask home to Scotland, a not inexpensive or stress-free experience. But well worth it. Good age to this, very interesting wood type and an approachable ABV (although it is natural cask strength). An exciting calvados unicorn and one which Andrew and Chris are very excited to share.
The label is the wing of a Hawker Typhoon with D-day invasion stripes. Little Brown Dog owes a lot of its existence to Chris’s annual visits to Normandy and the chaps are both abnormally well-read on the subject, so it seemed appropriate to make a wee nod to this.
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