Calvados is divided in 3 areas of production, among which the “calvados Pays d’Auge” which is not only the oldest, but also the most qualitative. Made from a double distillation, calvados Pays d’Auge are mellow and full bodies. The story of Drouin calvados began around 1960 when he bought a farm in Gonneville and he decided to use the cider-apple orchards to produce calvados. His aim was simple: produce a top-quality premium spirit. The third generation is now hard at work. It maintains the traditions that have enabled the estate to become one of the 100 “sites of excellence in taste” selected by the ministry for culture. In 1995 the European foundation awarded the estate its European Prestige Grand Prix for the whole of its production, which represents the quintessence of calvados.