Alpengold "Texas Oak Reserve" Apple Brandy is one of the few Calvados like brandies made in the USA and the only one made in Texas. Our Texas Oak Reserves start out as one of our premium award winning Edelbrands made only from whole fresh fruit. By mashing the entire apples - not just the juice or by way of maceration (soaking) - the entire taste sensation of the fruit pallet is completely covered. At this point it is laid to rest with American White Oak until it reaches perfection. The resulting Texas Oak Reserve reminds of the delicate aroma of a smooth Calvados with it's full pallet of fresh apples married with a smoky hint of Oak at the finish.