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.
Three generations of the Drouin family have produced quality Calvados in the Pays d'Auge region, seeking to express the full complexity of the Normand cider apple varieties. As head of the Calvados Christian Drouin company, Guillaume Drouin represents the third generation of a family that has always been fascinated by the search for a perfect balance between different aromas and flavours. Guillaume Drouin is a qualified oenologist and agronomist. After acquiring experience in the elds of wine-making and rum he joined the family business in 2004. Working with his father on the aging of calvados, he took part in the creation of the company's great blends while looking for new product ranges that would highlight original aromatic associations. Guillaume is a man full of curiosity and enthusiasm. His passion for the world of flavours, tasting and the art of blending soon led him towards a new creation, that of a Gin based on the apples from his orchards. Thanks to its method of production and the number of aromatic substances that compose it, this Gin is without any doubt the spirit that offers the broadest possible spectre of composition: an almost in nite eld for creativity, a challenge both rich and fascinating in the search for symbiosis between apples, juniper and aromatics of world-wide origin.