Christian Drouin

Calvados Selection


Calvados is a region in France that makes some of the finest apple brandies in the world. Think of them as Cognacs with a fruitier, more aromatic quality. This Calvados from Christian Drouin uses pears as well as apples, adding another flavor component to an already complex spirit. Smooth and rich, this serves as a fantastic after dinner drink.

Christian Drouin

Christian Drouin Sr. acquired the Fiefs SainteAnne on the Gonneville hills, near Honfleur, in 1960. The farm was planted with cider-apple trees and Christian was soon seized by the desire to produce his own calvados. Christian was both rigorous and enterprising: with the help of Pierre Pivet, a licensed distiller well known in the northern part of the Pays d'Auge, he spent the first twenty years distilling his cider production. The resulting calvados was set aside to age in former sherry, port or calvados casks stored in the old half-timbered outbuildings of the farm. He also acquired several batches of very old calvados when the estates of some reputed producers were sold. Christian Drouin Sr. won his first medals in regional competitions and in Paris. Today, the blends are still created jointly by grandson Guillaume Drouin and his father, Christian Drouin Jr.



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