Made From: Distilled From Hard Cider
Origin: France
Proof: 80
Age: 0
Importer: CVI BRANDS
Location: San Carlos, Ca.

The Groult family moved to the Clos de la Hurvaniͨre in the 18th century. Pierre Groult (1830-1918) began to distill cider around 1850. Encouraged by a gold medal he received at the Concours Agricole de Lisieux on 30 July 1893, Pierre Groult expanded production and increased his stock of calvados by purchasing a pot still and building a cellar.

Upon succeeding his father, Leon Groult (1874-1923) built a further aging cellar to meet the increasing demand.

Roger Groult (1905-1988), son of Leon, expanded the distillery. In 1975 he established the company “Calvados Roger Groult SA” for the production and marketing of calvados.

Once at the helm, Roger’s son, Jean-Pierre Groult (1946-2008), created a company that allowed him to buy the neighborhood apples to increase his production. He built in 1980 the two largest cellars of the area in order to store and age more significant amounts of calvados. This allowed him to develop the company’s stocks for export and start marketing them to hotels and restaurants abroad. Calvados Roger Groult is now distributed in 25 countries.

Jean-Pierre Groult was succeeded in 2008 by his son Jean-Roger.

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