Learn About: Avallen

At Avallen we believe in standing up for our environment and creating a drink that gives back more than it takes. 

Bee-ing positive has never tasted this delicious.

Made from nothing but real apples, water and time...

Avallen, which means 'apple tree' in Old Cornish, is a delicious apple spirit born from a simple question: what’s the most sustainable spirit we can make. The answer led us on a journey, taking in ingredients, locations and people, all the way to Normandy, the orchard of France and the spiritual home of Calvados.

Avallen's Environmental Purpose

We questioned the environmental impact of every spirit’s raw materials, shunning grains, cane, agave and grapes in favour of the humble apple. We thought long and hard about every single aspect of producing a drink, from the weight of the bottle to which bank we should trust with our money, putting sustainability at the very core of what we do.

We’ve committed to making a spirit that’s delicious, approachable and fun, and also has a positive impact on the biodiversity of our incredible planet.

What is Avallen?

Avallen is a Calvados, a traditional apple brandy made from apples and produced under strict rules in Normandy, France. You could say that Calvados is to Normandy what single malt Scotch is to Scotland.


Apples are the heart and soul of Avallen, with 40 different varieties used from 300 different orchards, all located in the heart of La Manche, Normandy. We love apples so much, even our labels are made from them!

In a category dominated by old-fashioned producers, Avallen represents a younger, fresher and more apple-filled future. Forget spice and dry fruit flavours, Avallen is floral, fruity, and proudly apple-forward.

Appealing to everyone from gin drinkers when served long with tonic, to those who enjoy their spirits brown, or even fruity cocktail fans, Avallen is perfect for mixing, as a refreshing spritz, or simply for sipping.

Produced entirely in the West of Normandy, Avallen is aged for two years in French oak before being bottled with no added sugar, caramel or boisé.


Avallen has won multiple awards for our environmental credentials, our delicious liquid, and also our refreshing and fun packaging and design.

🏆 Worlds Best Speciality Calvados - World Drinks Awards 2020

🏆 Worlds Best Calvados Design - World Drinks Awards 2020

🏆 Best Green Launch - Drinks Business Green Awards 2019

🏆 Winner '\Innovation in Design\' - Spirits Business Design Masters 2019

🏆 Best Company - Sustainability in Spirits Awards 2019


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