The history of Calvados Morin began in 1889 in La Haye de Calleville in the Risle Valley, before Pierre Morin succeeded his father and transferred his small family business to Brionne, and then finally to Ivry la Bataille, a charming small town in Normandy’s Eure Valley. Calvados Morin was set up in 1945 in the former facilities of the Thélème Distillery, a famous liquor at that time.
The main advantage of the establishment was its unique aging facilities, particularly its large underground cellars, where several hundred small oak barrels can be stored. Dug into the chalky hills of the Eure Valley, the long galleries go deep into the cliff. The extremely humid atmosphere is perfect for the Calvados aging process, allowing the alcohol content to decrease naturally & create a remarkably smooth brandy.
Today, the company is run by Mr. Viry, father and son, who succeeded Pierre Morin. Their company was one of the first to send Calvados to the United States.