The history of Maison Lecompte begins in 1923 when a local wine and spirit merchant decided to sell the rest of his company but hold onto his collection of vintage Calvados. He then devoted himself entirely to the aging, blending and promotion of Calvados. Maison Lecompte was born. Conveniently surrounded by orchards producing the finest apple varieties in Normandy, Maison Lecompte is based on a small farm in the heart of the Pays d’Auge. The distillery now houses some 800 oak casks, with an extraordinary array of vintage Calvados Pays d’Auge maturing peacefully in its eight cellars. These small oak barrels contribute the woody aromas and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves which are so integral to the charm of Maison Lecompte’s Calvados. Lecompte is one of the oldest and most traditional Calvados houses, nestled snugly Maisons de Calvados. amid the rolling green valleys which surround Notre Dame de Courson, a picturesque village that remains one of Normandy’s best-kept secrets.
|Rated By||WE, UBC|
|Ultimate Beverage Challenge||95|