Calvados Christian Drouin

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Calvados Christian Drouin
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Calvados Christian Drouin estate is located in the heart of "Pays d'Auge" area in an old Norman farm whose architecture is typical of the 17th century architecture of the Auge area. Our welcome its personal touch will tell you about the versatility and history of Norman cider and apple brandy making (cider, peary, Pommeau, Calvados and Gin). You will visit our traditional orchard planted of old cider apple varieties, our craft implements: the hydraulic press, the double distillation stills, the old casks. A free tasting of cider, peary, pommeau de Normandie and calvados is offered after the visit. Christian Drouin offers a large range of old vintages including 1939. The art his Calvados was acknowledged by the award of 217 gold medals in spirits competitions as well as the prize of the best European spirit producer in 2013 at the IWSC in London. The distillery is also certified "EPV" ,recognition of the French State set up to distinguish French companies with craftsmanship excellence.
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John B
Brussels, Belgium298 contributions
Couples
We were more interested in cider than Calvados but picked this place to visit due to the nice setting and the buildings. It is a lovely site to visit. The hostesses running the tastings were very friendly and you don’t feel any pressure to buy. In the end I bought a case of cider, some apple vinegar and some apple juice and I thought the price was reasonable. Lots to interest Calvados and gin drinkers here
Written July 28, 2022
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marita k
London, UK508 contributions
Couples
Unfortunately our sat nav had problems directing us and I couldn’t find directions/map on the website. We did find it by chance and the setting is beautiful. Unfortunately we got there quit late and only tasted the Cidre, which is lovely and very reasonably priced.
Written May 9, 2022
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Wiseolly
Llandudno, UK282 contributions
Lovely people telling the story of their company and the production of their ciders and brandy. Always something new to learn. We have visited orchards in Cotswolds so had some insight. Beautiful taste and delightful people. Just the setting was worth a visit. Delightful selection of products plus jams made by sister in law. A real pleasure.
Written April 18, 2022
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LITTLEMOMENTSMMD
41 contributions
Friends
The original family business is nowadays a point of interest for lot of tourist (bus).

But nevertheless nice place, warm hospitality. And good Calvados.
Written July 27, 2018
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Lozza99
Hemel Hempstead, UK156 contributions
Couples
My partner and I are visiting Honfleur for a few days and are passionate about local produce, so we decided today to drive down to visit the Calvados Christian Drouin distillery. It was very quiet but we were greeted warmly by a gentleman who gave us some warm cider. He then took us on a tour and gave us a great insight to the workings of the distillery. This was followed by a generous tasting of several varieties and ages of Calvados (VSOP, XO, Hors d’Ages) plus cider, pommeau and gin. All in all a great find and we came away with a bag full of goodies. Well worth a visit.
Written December 28, 2019
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JulianGent
Aylesbury, UK69 contributions
Couples
Were staying nearby in Trouville and wanted to visit a Calvados tasting venue and this looked perfect.

Just wandering about in the grounds with our dog, enjoying the atmosphere and reading the good information panels for each building, when a young man approached to see if we needed help. He then gave us an hour's guided tour followed by some lovely Calvados, Pommeau and Gin tasting, all with no obligation to buy. We did though and can thoroughly recommend a visit.

Dog very welcome to walk with us in each area, inc the tasting area and shop.
Written July 16, 2018
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mtprior
53 contributions
Couples
We went here to as the other half likes his cider. As we had the dog, i sent him in to taste/buy whilst i wandered around a collection of beautiful traditional Normandy half timbered buildings. When it started to rain i went to the shop to see how he was doing, i was invited in by the owner/manager who also invited me to join the next tour, with the dog, if i promised he wouldn't drink the calvados! Myself, my fiancee & the dog had a lovely time, the tour was very informative & entertaining, the tasting was extensive & generous & i can highly recommend it, particularly the pommeau.
Written September 17, 2017
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JerseyFamily57
90 contributions
Family
We visited in the off season so we were the only visitors to the distillery. That said, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, allowing us to sample a wide variety of calvados products. Our only disappointment is that we didn't buy more!
Written March 8, 2017
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Tom & Lou
10 contributions
What an amazing experience - we were looked after by a wonderful lady called Christine who spoke English fluently. We had no idea how Calvados was made and she totally enlightened us. Loved the gin too. If you are in the area, make this one of your top visits.
Written June 3, 2022
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Morris
Lancaster, PA811 contributions
I already loved calvados before the tour. Our guide however was exceptional and made the tour a memorable experience even if you never heard of the beverage calvados before in your life. The ground themselves are in a fairly rural setting. The process is unique compared to whiskey distilleries and wineries. The end result is unique and I think absolutely sublime! I have vintage calvados from this producer in my cellar at home so to actually visit the producer was a real treat. The tasting at the end of the tour is very generous and with no charge is worth a drive.
Written October 3, 2019
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