Wednesday 3 August 2011

Boulard and Black Sabbath

What would Bastille Day be without a nip of Calvados? Well, just another day actually. But any excuse will do!

Basics on Calvados – Distilled cider - aka apple brandy, made in the north of France (Normandy).

I wasn’t all that taken by Calvados while in Normandy. (Think I was getting sold the worst of the worst due to my lack of French language skills somehow!) It wasn’t until being persuaded to try calvados again recently back in Australia that I finally saw what it really could be.

Boulard Grand Solage Calvados Pays d’Auge.
This one actually tastes like the cider it began life as! There’s a little bit of licorice and a tiny bit of feijoa, but mostly apples and that hint of barnyard Normandy ciders can have. It’s a nice cross between Brandy and something like Benedictine.

Such a grand and noble spirit needs a good Soundtrack! Listen to Black Sabbath Snowblind for some grand and noble metal!
The “Snow” is optional, but drink enough of this and I guarantee you’ll end up “Blind”!


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