Combier Distillery

Saumur, France

La Distillerie Combier has been producing liquers since 1834 according traditional methods. The recipes remain a well-kept secret, but you can see the process and then have a tasting.

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Founded: 1834
Category: Museums in France

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Frank Finding (32 days ago)
Didn’t have time for your but free tasting, great service and friendly staff with good English. Nice liquor and fair prices
Ben Harper (5 months ago)
Very interesting and informative tour. The staff were friendly and helpful and they made a real effort to translate the tour into English for us. We were given a brief history of Combier and the distillation process before touring the distillery and copper stills. The tasting was great and very comprehensive. We were offered samples of whatever we wanted including liqueurs, absinthe, syrups and soupes. Théo is a top man. He was very helpful, knowledgable and a great guide for the experience. Lovely way to spend an hour - would highly reccomend.
Tom Shaw (12 months ago)
As others have said, you may be given the impression that you are booking a tour in English, but will be given two laminated info sheets to read while you listen to an hour of French presentation. Skip the tour and just taste the products if you can. The shop/tasting bar is a bit chaotic at the end of the tour so more reason to avoid the Tour.
Vijay Bhardwaj (13 months ago)
Old fashioned distillery producing innovative drinks. However production methods are antiquated and could be enhanced to improve productivity as well as profitabilty. I will not be surprised if this company is taken over in the next few years (i.e by a third country company - Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Brazilian, etc) as a way to enter the EU market. The demonstration was good.
Paul Kirby (13 months ago)
Thanks for a wonderful tasting today. Service was great, really friendly, we were given free tastes of everything they produce (which is a lot!).
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