Boulard Calvados is the first name in super-premium Calvados, the celebrated apple-based spirit unique to the Normandy region of France. Boulard was founded in the late 1820's by Pierre-August Boulard, and is still owned by his fifth generation descendant Vincent.
Boulard's time-honored reputation begins in the firm's 150 acres of orchards and 35,000 apple trees in the Pays d'Auge district, the officially designated source of the finest apples in Normandy. Over 120 varieties of apple, from 800 varieties grown in Boulard's orchards, are selected for production of Boulard Calvados (over twice the number of varieties stipulated by the governing body regulating Calvados production). It reveals a fruity bouquet with a hint of brioche. Its palate is generous with nuances of vanilla and baked apples and the finish is elegant with layers of fruits and vanilla.
Calvados Boulard X.O. is obtained from blending several Calvados varieties from the Pays d'Auge aged between 8 and 15 years.