The ‘Coeur de Lion’ estate is located in the heart of the Auge region (Pays d’Auge). Christian Drouin senior established the first distillery at Gonneville-sur-Honfleur. However due to the success of the brand, more space was required, so Christian Drouin junior transferred the facilities to a former stud farm at Coudray-Rabut. The “Coeur de Lion” orchard, which was planted and grafted between 1991 and 1993, is a traditional orchard of ‘tall standards” and this, along with the orchards of the “Fiefs Saint-Anne” estate produces the apples used to make Calvados Christian Drouin.
The Drouin family has a passion for Calvados and their goal is to produce an exceptional product using traditional methods. By limiting the extraction of liquid during the pressing of the pomace they ensure only the very best juice is the base for their award winning spirits. Maturation takes place in small second hand casks which have previously housed Port, Sherry, Banyuls or Cognac adding an extra complexity to the finished product. The result is a fabulous collection of Calvados, from the Sélection through to the wonderful older vintages.
An extensive range of Vintage Calvados is available in addition to those listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss options.