Toutain have been producing spirit from the top cru, Pays d'Auge, since 1921, and are family owned (now in their 5th generation). This Vieux Calvados has been aged for at least 8 years, initially in 30 - 40 hl oak barrels before being transferred to smaller, 15 - 20 hl ones.
It has a wonderful appley flavour and can be drunk as an aperitif (straight on ice or in a cocktail) or as a digestif served at room temperature to allow enough time to air. Smooth, with flavours of apple and wood. It is fresh, mineral and slightly peppery.