Roger Groult 21-Year Calvados - Selected by Aficionado's
Style: Calvados Pays D'Auge
Proof: 82.2 proof
Bottle count: 150 bottles
Tasting Notes: Lots of dried fruit. The nose and palate are filled with dried apricots and a touch of smoke. While this may not be the most sophisticated note, there's a rich flavor of McDonald's apple pir filling. That moves to cinnamon and cigar box on the finish.
Story: Our family distillery, created by Pierre Groult in 1960, has been passed on from father to son for five generations. Whilst the traditional Calvados production methods have been preserved, including 100% natural fermentation of the cider and double wood-fired distillation, the Groult family has always done everything it can to enhance its manufacturing processes and to craft the finest eau-de-vies.
You will see the modern press, the 3 antique copper stills, and above all, our majestic ageing cellars where 400 barrels and foudres (from 100 litres to over 13,000 litres) are used for the ageing of our Calvados.
Our distillery and our 27 hectares of orchards are located in Saint-Cyr du Ronceray, in the heart of the triangle formed by Lisieux (13km, Sainte Thérèse Basilica), Orbec (12km, medieval village, access to the A28 motorway), and Livarot (18km, Grandorge cheese dairy).