Pommeau La Ribaude is from the Pays d’Auge and is made by Calvados La Ribaude at the Distillerie de Houley. Domaine La Ribaude has been growing apples and distilling Calvados for 9 generations. Pommeau is a blend of Calvados and Apple juice. It is made by blending one year old Calvados with ‘mout’ (non fermented cider). The proportions are calculated in order to obtain a final alcohol rate of 17 % by volume and stored for blending and maturation in 400 litre oak casks. These are 4 to 5 years old casks that have mellowed but impart some influence to the Pommeau. It is then aged for about 24 months.