G.E. Massenez Calvados Vieux , an apple brandy with a large apple inside the bottle. Like the proverbial ship in a flagon, we wondered how it got there. The producers attach carafes to the branches and slip the tiny developing apple into the bottle, where it grows to maturity. Certainly eye-catching. And you thought bottles don’t grow on trees!
The G.E. Massenez Calvados has been produced using traditional methods with only slight adjustment being made to accommodate the requirements of modern production. The inclusion of a so-called 'Prisoner Apple' in each bottle delivers not only a spectacular visual effect but also helps to enrich the flavor.
The Calvados is generally drunk on ice, or as a trou normand, or on ice Cream.