A potent brandy made from apple cider and ranging in strength from 80 to 100 proof. France is famous for its apple brandy, calvados. In the United States, applejack must spend a minimum of 2 years in wooden casks before being bottled.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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