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Calvados Christian Drouin

1895 route de Trouville, 14130 Coudray-Rabut, Pont-L'Eveque, France
+33 2 31 64 30 05
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History and tasting

A small, award winning (165 +) Calvados distillery. The tour explains the whole process from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron C
via mobile
History and taste

Great visit for the devotees of this iconic beverage. In the tour you learn every bit of the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Alvaro_Garnero
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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 and Calvados). 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 177 gold medals in spirits competitions as well as the prize of the best European spirit producer in 2013 at the IWSC in London.
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1895 route de Trouville, 14130 Coudray-Rabut, Pont-L'Eveque, France
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+33 2 31 64 30 05
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small, award winning (165 +) Calvados distillery. The tour explains the whole process from the conservatory orchards (no pesticides, chemicals) through the aging rooms and tasting. Free.

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great visit for the devotees of this iconic beverage. In the tour you learn every bit of the manufacturing process of Calvados, can check the taste of different varieties, stroll along the apple orchard and more over, buy some excellent Calvados.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The distillery is located in a lovely renovated 17th century farm. The tour (since I was the only one there it was private) was interesting and in English... and what was even more interesting was the tasting of four different bottles of Calvados, each with...More

Thank Amirhir
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

With 2 large parties arriving at the same time as we arrived we still received special attention and one of the workforce gave us a private tour. It was highly informative and we were given a great insight into not only the current day operations...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank mtprior
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

A lovely detour on spur of the moment as we meandered through the Normandy countryside on a beautiful summers day. Many other tourists and two coach groups had arrived, we were warmly invited to join a (most generous - be careful if you are the...More

Thank Sue I
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had not booked a tour but we were welcomed and given a interesting tour in the distillery followed by tasting. The place itself is well kept old farmhouse so really worth a visit.

Thank Raisa F
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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!

1  Thank JerseyFamily57
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We came in the afternoon, didn't have a tour booked, but after visiting other calvados distillery, we were only interested in tasting some and buying some and in that we weren't disappointed. The house was a bit crowded so we had to wait for the...More

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Must visit for those who want to discover the real Normandie:) Lovely scenery with late XVI buildings, apple gardens and indescribable aroma of calvados. Inspiring guided tour with free tasting of calvados, cider and pommeau. Don't forget to buy some calvados at the local store...More

Thank Iryna Z
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