Cellier Saint Pierre - Etablissements Formont

Company ,  Food shop ,  Wine cellars ,  Local produce at Troyes
  • Troyes sloe gin is made using its original recipe. It is still made in the Cellier Saint Pierre distillery, opposite Troyes cathedral.
    The "cellier" or "storeroom" is a building dating from the end of the 12th century and was called the tithe store; the shop is a canon's residence built in the 17th century, the cellar tunnel leading to the cathedral.
    Cellier Saint Pierre was occupied by wine merchants in the 1800s; it has been owned by the Formont family since 1933.
    Troyes sloe gin has been distilled since 1840 and it won a gold medal at the Paris international exhibition in 1900.
    As far as the manufacturing method is concerned, the kernels are ground and macerated in alcohol, then undergo double distillation in a still.
    The spirit obtained is combined with other natural ingredients which give it its complexity and manufacturing secret.
    Troyes sloe gin is a 40% proof liqueur; it is drunk as a digestif, possibly chilled, on a sorbet or frozen nougat –“trou Champenois”-, as a cocktail with Champagne or quite simply to be enjoyed for its own sake.
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
  • Capacities
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Group visits
    The Cellier Saint Pierre situated at the footof the cathedral of Troyes is available for tastings or dinner in a historic place, up to 120 people in seated dinner and 200 people in cocktail style. Our cellar and the distillery allow to discover a wide choice of wines, as well as the Prunelle de Troyes.
  • Groups
    • 200  Person(s)