So how do they get that big apple into the tiny neck of that bottle? Ingeniously, I'd say. Visiting Calvados, you may come upon apple and pear trees with bottles strapped to the limbs, where budwood would be inserted, allowing the fruit to grow in its own hothouse! At the time of harvest, an artisan snips the stem and the bottle with its fruit is taken to the distillery where it is filled with Calvados brandy. I've had one of these bottles for years, topping it off with Calvados each time I drink some. The fruit provides a different kind of richness in the brandy that can be enjoyed year after year. Quite amazing. We were able to acquire a couple bottles from Christian Drouin. It makes a terrific gift for a brandy lover.