A sherry cask-finished Calvados from the historic Groult house.
A new experiment from the otherwise traditional group, this was first introduced in 2017. Double distilled over a wood-fired still, it was matured in French oak before spending over a year in sherry casks. An 11-year-old bottled at 46%.
Incredibly rich, this is quite a muscular expression. A rounded nose leads to a soft palate of honey and citrus, and then a crisp finish.
The Groult family have been distilling cider into Calvados since 1860. Currently run by the fifth generation of the family, Groult produce a range of Calvados from the very traditional, to new world styles like this sherry cask.