Calvados is dry, apple brandy made in Normandy, northern France. It's produced from distilled cider and matured in oak barrels. It is made from cider that has been aged for up to two years and distilled. It bears the fruit 's distinctive aroma and taste.
In Normandy it's traditionally served as a digestif during the meal. Calvados is most often used in cooking.
Calvados also refers to the region on the coast in Normandy, in Basse-Normandie, in northern France. There is extensive stock rearing and dairy farming. This place produces cider and Calvados apple brandy. Ist chief towns are Caen, Bayeux, Falaise and Lisieux.