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“OK, but would not recommend to friends”
Review of Distillery Combier

Distillery Combier
Ranked #2 of 13 Tours in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Combier distillery was founded in 1834 in the Loire Valley. Since the creation of the Original Triple sec, a delicious orange liqueur made with bitter and soft orange peels, the distillery has never stopped producing distinguished liqueurs and other spirits in the same original copper stills. We offer you today a full handcrafted range of liqueurs, aperitifs, premium absinthes, syrups and organic syrups. For an english guided tour, please contact us!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Pebble Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“OK, but would not recommend to friends”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I was a bit shocked upon entering the distillery itself, which is surprisingly small and even more surprisingly dirty. I have been to one other distillery in the states and several breweries. They have all be spotless. Because of the sugary residue, we were accompanied by discomforting number of bees during the tour. The site did not inspire me to want to purchase their product, although I have to admit, it did not deter me from participating in the tasting.

Our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. We were the only English speakers in the tour, and they kindly warned us the tour would be conducted in French, but that the guide would translate for us as she went along. But the descriptions in French were noticeably longer than those given to us in English. We expected this, as you can't say everything twice. but if you are an English only speaker, it is good know.

We had originally planned to do the Cointreau tour, as we are consumers of that product. Unfortunately for us, the Cointreau tour (in nearby Angers) would not be open the day were to be there. Combier was a back up choice for us.

Visited September 2012
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Poole
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lots of history and excellent liquor range”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Enjoyed the visit to Combier Distillery very much there is lots of history here and the range of liquors and flavours produced are wonderful.Location very central too.

Visited October 2012
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