Christian Drouin 1995 Calvados Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml
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
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.
Gold Medal, Concours Agricole de Paris, 2019
Silver Medal, World Calvados Awards, 2019, (UK)
Gold Medal, World Calvados Awards 2016 (UK)
5 stars, Bevx.com, Sean Ludford (USA), Eeb 2016
Bronze Medal, ALL WINES 2015 (Germany Cologne)
Gold Medal, IWSC2015 (Grande Bretagne)
Award of excellence, Vinalies Nationales 2015 (France)
Gold Medal, Festival des AOC de Cambremer 2015 (France)
Gold Medal, Gilbert & Gaillard 2015
Gold Medal, Concours International de Lyon 2015
Award of Excellence, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet's contest 2015 (France)