Tasmanian style apple brandy! The still is a Charentais alembic still, the design used in Normandy (France) to produce Calvados Pays d'Auge. The Charentais alembic still was designed in the early 16th century in the Cognac region of France where it is still used for fine Cognac production. They produce an aged apple brandy from their still, in the same style as Calvados. They also produce a lighter apple spirit, Charles Oates Apple Blanco, a delicately flavoured spirit. This white spirit is a pure expression of the Huon Valley apples grown in the cold climate of Southern Tasmania. Small batch fermentation and double distillation have captured the essence of our crisp, aromatic apples.As a result, this fine bodied spirit displays intensely lifted floral and apple aromas which add a unique dimension to carefully crafted drinks.This spirit can be used as an alternative to light rums and Gins.