Morin Calvados Selection...$22.99 / 750ml
Stored in noble, strong Limousin oak barrels for 2-3 years, the Calvados gradually develops subtle aromas and a beautiful color, in a mysterious alchemy. The brandy breathes through the wood over the years, slowly losing its "fire" and progressively digesting the tannins of the wood. The result is a beautiful amber color; fine and fruity aromas with well integrated toasty notes. It is well-balanced and fresh in the mouth.
"The history of Calvados Morin began in 1889 in La Haye de Calleville in the Risle Valley, before Pierre Morin succeeded his father and transferred their small family business to Brionne, and from there finally to Ivry la Bataille, a charming small Norman town in the Eure Valley. Calvados Morin was set up in 1945 in the former facilities of the Thélème Distillery, a famous liquor at that time. The main advantage of the establishment is its ageing facilities, which are unique in Normandy, particularly its large underground cellars, where several hundred small oak barrels containing the precious Brandy can be stored. Today, the company is run by Mr. Viry, father and son, who succeeded Pierre Morin, and continue to work in the footsteps of their founder. The company has been exporting its products since 1950s, and now exports almost half of its production to the European Community, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Asia. In addition, it was one of the first to send Calvados to the United States." -- Importer