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“Triple Sec”
Review of Distillery Combier

Distillery Combier
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Combier distillery was founded in 1834 in the Loire Valley. Since the creation of the Original Triple sec, a delicious orange liqueur made with bitter and soft orange peels, the distillery has never stopped producing distinguished liqueurs and other spirits in the same original copper stills. We offer you today a full handcrafted range of liqueurs, aperitifs, premium absinthes, syrups and organic syrups. For an english guided tour, please contact us!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 23 July 2014

It's a distillery, famous for its Triple Sec. There are tours of the place and of course a tasting and the shop. I give it very good more so for the product than the actual distillery. Worth a look for an adult crowd.

Thank Jimvin
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

They said that this place was still in use...I looked around and could see no real evidence...no real smell, dirty, no real stock of ingredients...just some odd sacks of absinthe strategically placed...and it's too small...I think it is a con to keep the story alive to get people into the shop....I didn't mind...I bought 3 bottles anyway...see what you think.

1  Thank rkjlondon
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Interesting visit to this small distillery the smell was wonderful,the tour was conducted by a charming lady who was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect english,not allthe tours are conducted in english but if you check with them they will advise when the english tours are,usually once a day.The best part is the tasting! tried range of their products which are all delightful..bought a bottle and drank some whilst staying in Saumur..wonderful Would recomend to anyone in the area.

1  Thank LincolnshireWestie
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This was a great visit, although a predominantly French tour, they did translate to English but it was possible to tell that bit all the French was being repeated for the English visitors. If you have a good grasp of French then you won't be disappointed and you'll get the full value of the tour.

The tour begins and ends in their small boutique, finishing with tasting of a variety of combier products. Our if everything available, the winner was actually the non alcoholic flavoured syrups in a large variety of flavours which can be drunk alone with water or recommended for mixing with a sparkling white wine.

Thank Jon E
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Having been given a voucher for this tour as part of our trip on the River Loire, we were glad that we decided to use it. As it was August with half the workforce on holiday, things were running at a slower pace but all staff were expected to give a hand in the various stages of production.

This was an interesting insight into the workings of a small company which has a big name for itself. Triple Sec predates Cointreau but the product was not patented so was copied by the makers of Cointreau.

The tasting was enjoyable (naturally!) and we bought some products to sample at home.

1  Thank Ashcombe68
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