Christian Drouin Calvados Vintage 1999 42% 700ml | Liquor & Spirits | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados Vintage 1999 42% 700ml
$305.00
Christian Drouin Calvados Vintage 1999 is a premium, aged spirit made from the finest handpicked apples from the Normandy region of France. This exquisite 700ml bottle is a true reflection of the art and expertise of Christian Drouin, one of the most renowned Calvados distillers in the world. This vintage Calvados has been aged for over 20 years in oak barrels, giving it a deep, rich amber color and a complex, nuanced flavor profile. The nose is filled with delicate aromas of ripe apples, followed by notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. On the palate, it is smooth and full-bodied, with flavors of baked apple, toffee, and toasted oak. At 42% ABV, Christian Drouin Calvados Vintage 1999 is a bold and flavorful spirit that can be enjoyed on its own as a sipping drink or paired with a variety of desserts, cheese, or fruit. It is an ideal gift for connoisseurs of fine spirits or anyone who appreciates the art of distilling. Indulge in a glass of this exceptional vintage Calvados and experience the essence of Normandy in every sip.
Christian Drouin 1993 Calvados 42% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin 1993 Calvados 42% 700ml
$355.00
Double distillation in copper pot still. Double maturation in Calvados casks and old Sauternes casks. Amber color.The nose is intense, marked by aromas of rose, nougat, hazelnut and spices.Powerful tannins structure the palate which is ample and of good length.
Christian Drouin Calvados 1979 Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml | Calvados | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados 1979 Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml
$766.00
Ageing finished in sherry casks for almost two years.  Tasting Notes:  Colour: Amber colour. Brilliant. Nose: great aromatic complexity dominated by wood and spices topping the apple.  Palate: Lively, complex, full-bodied. "... a beautiful, enchanting bouquet that takes the essences of apple, oak, and spirits and transforms them into a singular perfume" ......."there is so much going on in all the layers of taste that it's difficult to capture all the action". Paul PACULT - Spirit Journal - 1999 - USA
Christian Drouin Calvados 1973 Pays D'Auge 42% 700ml | Calvados | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados 1973 Pays D'Auge 42% 700ml
$997.00
Classic Calvados aged in casks having contained only calvados and cider.  World-wide celebrated!  FRANCE: Martine NOUET comments: "We all dream of achieving maturity without losing our freshness: let's hope that we all succeed as well as this COEUR DE LION 1973."  U.S.A. Paul PACULT'S Spirit Journal - The ten-year Summary Issue Recapping every rating from 47 editions of the Spirit Journal from 1991 to 2000. The ten best brandies I've tasted : 1991-2000 "Coeur de Lion" 1973 Calvados Pays d'Auge France N° 5 !!!  Michael JACKSON - Observer Magazine, October 27, 2002: "In this instance, the cask was refreshed with new cider, and it shows ripe fruit and apple blossoms in the fragrance and palate. Nutty, autumnal finish".
Christian Drouin 1970 Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml | Calvados | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin 1970 Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml
$1,105.00
Distilled in 1970, this Calvados Pays d'Auge has matured in oak casks so far. The aging was finished in port casks for about two years and one year in sherry casks.  Tasting Notes: Mature golden amber colour with characteristic greenish reflections, rich sweet nose with delicate pastry-like fragrance. Sweet, supple, silky mouth.  "Calvados Pays d'Auge 1970: mature golden amber colour with characteristic greenish reflections, rich sweet nose with a fine fragrance of vanilla, apples and spices, powerful delivery with typical baked apple and raisins taste on the palate. Well-balanced fruit and alcohol with lingering finish". Decanter, Dec. 1997 (USA) "This beauty displayed a deep chestnut brown colour and an oddly scrumptious fragrance that was burnt and bacon fat-like. I like this bold, assertive bouquet immensely". Paul PACULT (USA)
Christian Drouin 1988 Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml | Calvados | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin 1988 Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml
$460.00
Double distillation in a copper pot still. This Calvados was aged in former sherry casks. Amber robe, nose typical of spirits aged in Oloroso casks, with honey and brown sugar aromas. Full-bodied, rich and lasting on the palate.
Christian Drouin Reserve Calvados 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Reserve Calvados 40% 700ml
$122.00
The youth of the Pays d'Auge.Produced in the Pays d'Auge from bitter, bitter-sweet, sweet and sharp cider apples by double distillation in copper stills, Réserve des Fiefs is a blend of several Calvados mostly aged in small used oak casks.It offers a harmonious balance between the dominant fruit fragrance and the first spicy notes.
Christian Drouin Calvados 1995 Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados 1995 Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml
$353.00
Double distilled. Aged in traditional Calvados casks and former Port casks. Amber colour with red glints. Smooth nose expanding towards custard, clafoutis, prunes and cashew nuts notes. The mouth is rich and full-bodied with raisin aromas.  "Fruity and well-balanced, with vanilla coming through the toffee apple. Lively, with a floral note of apple blossom showing freshness as well as age. Lovely." Comments by IWSC 2015
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Christian Drouin Sélection Calvados 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Sélection Calvados 40% 700ml
$94.00
While the Pays d’Auge Calvados requires prolonged aging in oak barrels to flourish, a Calvados produced from apples and pears, and distilled in a column still, offers an aromatic universe dominated by fruit, palatable. from an early age. For this reason, CHRISTIAN DROUIN preferred to offer for “entry-level” a Calvados partly produced in the establishment he operates in Domfront. This calvados derives its originality from the high percentage of perry pears used in conjunction with cider apples. The soil (schist and granite) and the distillation process (a single distillation) also contribute to its typicality. It is ideal for the preparation of cooking recipes, apple granita and cocktails requiring a fruity base alcohol. La Sélection is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée calvados.
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Christian Drouin 'La Blanche' Bio Organic Unaged Calvados 40% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin 'La Blanche' Bio Organic Unaged Calvados 40% 700ml
$96.00
Now Organic! Christian Drouin 'La Blanche' Eau de Vie de Cidre 40% 700ml Presentation When in 1942 the Appellation Calvados Pays d'Auge was created its regulations imposed no minimum aging. In those days, most Calvados was consumed uncoloured. It was called "La Blanche". Then, step by step, a minimum 2 year aging in oak casks was required. Now Calvados Christian Drouin offers a new start to La Blanche. Copper still double distilled and produced from over thirty varieties of cider apples. La Blanche Awards Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirit, 2007 (USA) Highly Recommended, Wine Enthousiast 2007 Highly Recommended, Spirit Journal, 2006 (USA) Gold Medal, Estonian Wine Challenge (2004) Tasting note: A distillation of cider. Silvery / perfectly clear appearance. Early varnish gives way to beautifully defined aromas of stewed apple / apple tart becoming more keenly cider-like after aeration. Outstanding purity. Bursts with cidery goodness: Juicy apple and pear flavors are carried by warming alcohol and crisp acid. Finishes fine, dry, apply, long. Delicious. 40% Alc./Vol.   For more Christian Drouin, CLICK HERE
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Christian Drouin Calvados Hine Cognac casks 43% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados Hine Cognac casks 43% 700ml
$228.00
Hine Angels is a magnificent 17-year-old Calvados Pays d'Auge that has finished its ageing with a 6-month finish in 3 old Hine Cognac casks. "I remember a trip to Cognac a few years ago where I was lucky enough to stop at Hine and enjoy a wonderful vertical of old vintages of cognac, comfortably seated in the lounges of the Hine house. Few Cognac estates can offer such a beautiful journey through time across a range of vintages. By tradition, we have often used old Cognac barrels to age our calvados. These casks bring floral flavours and silky tannins. So it naturally occurred to me to try using some of their casks for our Experimental range. I chose a 17-year-old Calvados du Pays d'Auge with great depth to match the flavours of the Hine cognacs." -   Guillaume Drouin  
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Christian Drouin Hampden 14yrs Pays dÕAuge Calvados 44% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Hampden 14yrs Pays dÕAuge Calvados 44% 700ml
$223.00
Hampden Angel is made of a 14-year-old Pays d’auge Calvados which was finished during 8 months in 4 former casks from the famous Jamaican Hampden Rum. The 4 casks being made of American Oak, this Pays d’Auge Calvados was prequalified as an Eau de Vie de Cider to conform with the Pays d’Auage appellation rules.    Rich of high esters, the nose is very complex and straight forward with flavours of ripe banana, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and baked apples. The mouth is impressively rich and powerful. High acidity, long lasting with torified notes on the final.
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Christian Drouin Calvados 1995 Pays D'Auge Port Cask 42% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Calvados 1995 Pays D'Auge Port Cask 42% 700ml
$312.00
Christian Drouin 1995 Pays D'Auge Port Cask 42% 700ml: Produced from Pays d’Auge apples, this calvados was distilled in 1995, before being aged for 19 years in red oak casks. It stands out for having been aged and finished in ex Port casks for a year. This last step gives it an amber colour with copper reflections, a harmonious nose and a superbly rich palate. Style: Rich. Nose: Clafouti. Prunes. Cashew nuts. Palate: Raisins. Finish: Long.   For more Christian Drouin, CLICK HERE
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Christian Drouin Pays d'Auge Foursquare 19 years Calvados 46.8% 700ml | Calvados | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin Pays d'Auge Foursquare 19 years Calvados 46.8% 700ml
$248.00
After exploring the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Martinique, it is this time in old Foursquare barrels that the latest Calvados from the Drouin house were worked for the 8th edition of the range Experimental by Christian Drouin.  Foursquare is an iconic, family-owned distillery in Barbados. It produces rums of great aromatic expression that are recognized worldwide. A 17-year-old Pays d'Auge Calvados was placed in 8 French oak barrels which had previously contained rums from the Foursquare distillery. After 17 months of maturation in these barrels, the calvados was removed and placed in freshly toasted barrels for an additional 3 months before being bottled "Christian Drouin experimental Foursquare Angels'' is one of the most intense and richest expressions we have We produced in this range. The base was a powerful 17-year-old Calvados.  The rum barrels delivered notes of brown sugar and vanilla, giving the Calvados exceptional complexity and depth. However, upon release from the barrels, I thought that spending three additional months in freshly toasted barrels would further enhance the roundness and structure of this exotic marriage for a perfect balance between these two worlds.  Tasting Notes: On the nose, this calvados awakens the senses with its captivating aromas of ripe and roasted apples, delicate vanilla, creamy caramel and brown sugar. On the palate, it reveals all its richness with suave and harmonious flavors of tropical fruits, dark chocolate and sweet spices. The finish is long and powerful, opening with notes of pine nuts and almond.
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Christain Drouin Calvados Pays d'Auge Calle 23 Tequila Casks 48.8% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christain Drouin Calvados Pays d'Auge Calle 23 Tequila Casks 48.8% 700ml
$222.00
Calle 23 Angels, is a 10-year-old Calvados Pays d'Auge which we have finished aging in two old Calle 23 Tequila casks. These casks had previously contained Tequilas from the Los Altos region produced from Tequilana Weber agaves. In the search for a perfect balance between agave and apple, Calle 23 Angels are the blend of finishing in Calle 23 casks in the first filling of 13 months, and the second filling of these casks with a 4-month maturation.  Tasting notes:  Nose: Powerful aromas of walnut, olive and truffle dominate, before giving way to notes of white chocolate and stewed apples.Palate: Full and powerfulFinish: Aromas of grilled almonds. Experimental by Christian Drouin Calle 23 Angels offers a powerful marriage between agave and apple for calvados with great character. This limited edition was produced in only #1050 bottles
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Christian Drouin 13 years Calvados Pays d'Auge Mars Experimental Edition 43% 700ml | Brandy | Shop online at Spirits of France
Christian Drouin 13 years Calvados Pays d'Auge Mars Experimental Edition 43% 700ml
$223.00
Christian Drouin 13 years Calvados Pays d’Auge MARS Experimental Edition 43% 700ml Mars Angels are made of 13 years old Pays d'Auge calvados which was finished during 8 months in 3 former casks from the very exclusive Mars Distillery in Japan.  The tree casks were previously used for aging Mars single Malt Komagatake.  The 3 casks being made of american oak, this Pays d'Auge calvados was re-qualified as an Eau de Vie de Cidre to conform with the Pays d'Auge appellation rules. The Eau de vie was bottled at 43%.vol. The nose offers a great balance between fresh apples and barley, hints a pear and peach. Mars Angels is a very delicate spirit, with an elegant mouth. A subtle marriage between Normandy and Japan.

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