_________________ Christian Drouin ________________

Calvados is divided in 3 areas of production, among which the “calvados Pays d’Auge” which is not only the oldest, but also the most qualitative. Made from a double distillation, calvados Pays d’Auge are mellow and full bodies. The story of Drouin calvados began around 1960 when he bought a farm in Gonneville and he decided to use the cider-apple orchards to produce calvados. His aim was simple: produce a top-quality premium spirit. The third generation is now hard at work. It maintains the traditions that have enabled the estate to become one of the 100 “sites of excellence in taste” selected by the ministry for culture. In 1995 the European foundation awarded the estate its European Prestige Grand Prix for the whole of its production, which represents the quintessence of calvados.

Coeur de Lion Selection

CHRISTIAN DROUIN
CALVADOS
Items Number: 836-SEL750
In 1969 Christian Drouin junior who was fascinated by the art of aging and, with the benefit of the stocks produced by his father, specialized in the production of the rarest and oldest calvados that he was soon delivering to the world’s great hotels and finest restaurants.
 
Clavados Selection is recommended to those who appreciate Calvados as a long drink at aperitif time, it is also well suited to the preparation of cocktails, and for gourmet recipes.
Vintages

Vintages

Christian Drouin
Calvados

Vintages available : from 1961 to 1993


Vintage Calvados comes from family stocks and from a collection of very old Calvados acquired when the estates of well-known producers were dispersed. Many of them have obtained the highest awards. the vintage years correspond to the year of distillation and not the apple harvest. Vintage Calvados is stored in casks, and the year of bottling appears on the label.

Cœur de Lion 25 YO

Christian Drouin
Calvados
Items Number: 836-25YO

“Coeur de Lion” 25 Years Old is a subtle beauty with aromas as sweet and rich as buttery apple crisp; luch and round on the palate, with hints of toffee and smoke, it’s altogether decadent.

Pomme Prisonière

Christian Drouin
Calvados
Items Number: 836-PPR

The first “Pomme Prisonnière” was marketed by Christian Drouin in 1981. By chance, just a few miles from the distillery, he had came across a fruit grower, Didier Alleaume, whose family had kept alive through four generations the tradition of imprisoning pears in carafes for the pleasure of a few privileged people. At once, Christian Drouin was attracted by the idea of associating apples with Calvados. Together they took up the adventure of “Pomme Prisonnière” which has been so successful that the trade mark “Pomme Prisonnière” is now often mistaken for a generic name.