Calvados Berneroy is situated in the heart of the Pays d’Auge region in Northern France. Since its creation in the middle of the 20th Century, Berneroy Calvados has gained recognition as a high quality Calvados and as one of the leading brands in this category. Owner’s Camus revamped the whole range, to include a Fine, VSOP, XO and Extra, quite recently and have modernised the presentation. After apple harvest, the first step of the Calvados production process is to produce cider. This cider is then double distilled in pot stills. This produces a crystal clear smooth spirit which is then greatly improved by oak ageing. Berneroy XO has been aged in Limousin oak casks for an average of 25 years. It is the oldest Calvados in the Berneroy range and really show the developed baked / stewed apple characteristics associated with older Calvados. Calvados is the basis of the tradition of le trou Normand, or “the Norman hole”. This is a small drink of Calvados taken between courses in a very long meal, sometimes with apple sorbet, supposed to re-awaken the appetite.