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Armagnac

Armagnac is one of France’s oldest spirits, in fact it was in production over 150 years before Cognac and whilst Cognac’s popularity rather over-shadows its Gascon cousin, Armagnac is one of the world’s most stunning drinks - it’s an elegant, if slightly rustic, eau-de-vie. The Armagnac region lies in the Pays de Gascogne in the southwest of France. The area possesses a rich culture and the landscape is beautiful and widely cultivated for farming. The most popular grape varietals used in the production of Armagnac include Ugni Blanc, Bacco, Folle Blanche and Colombard and the region is divided into three appellations; Bas, Haut and Ténarèze.

Armagnac is singly distilled in an Alembic pot still and this makes for an initially rough spirit which, with age, becomes earthy, robust and full-bodied.

The vast majority of Armagnac produces are farmers who distil a little spirit every year to provide extra income and an enjoyable libation for themselves, but their product is seldom sold outside the reaches of their local towns and villages. There are only a few world-famous Armagnac distillers and Château du Tariquet is perhaps the best known.

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Baron de Lustrac 1986
(70cl, 40%)
A 1986 vintage Bas Armagnac aged in 420 litre oak casks. The classic, rich amber hue is matched by classic fruitiness and spice. Tremendous stuff.  More info
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Made in Gascony in the southwest of France, the Ryst Dupeyron Armagnac XO is aged between 20 to 25 years before bottling in their 100 year old stone cellars. Think of all the lovely Armagnac which has...  More info
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Domaine Boingnères was founded by Jean Boingnères in 1807. Six generations later, the family still make some of the Armagnac region's finest brandies. This particular 1968 vintage offers up an...  More info
$622.97
Interestingly distilled via single distillation this Armagnac offers nutty flavours.  More info
$147.71
A 1982 vintage Armagnac from Ryst-Dupeyron, based in Condom-en-Armagnac. Aged in a single cask, this is one of their premium releases.  More info
$121.55
The 1971 vintage from Baron de Sigognac, this superb Bas-Armagnac was distilled in a short column still which is nearly a century old! This offers up candied fruits, spice, rich oak and prune. The...  More info
$251.18
Nismes-Delclou was founded by Baron Hausmann in 1832 in the Bas Armagnac region of France. This XO has been bottled by berry Brothers and Rudd of St James, London.  More info
$127.46
A 1979 Grand Bas Armagnac, produced by the Chateau de Lassalle. A very rare and well aged expression, rich, smooth and packed with black fig notes.  More info
$160.49
Good gosh, a 1944 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Delord. An incredibly rare piece from their extensive selection of vintages, this ancient Armagnac would make a fine gift for an Armagnac fan born in...  More info
$485.26
Janneau XO Royal
(70cl, 40%)
12 year old Armagnac from Janneau, this XO is packaged in a handsome Basquaise bottle, and it comes in a Metal Box which is made in Italy. The box is coloured blue, the same blue of lapis-lazuli - the...  More info
$100.57
This stunning Armagnac was distilled from the Bacco grape in the premier region of Armagnac, the Bas. This is aged in oak for between 10 and 30 years before bottling. A beautiful 1981 vintage from...  More info
$140.42
Baron de Lustrac 1970
(70cl, 40%)
It takes the finest eaux de vie to create Baron de Lustrac’s vintage Armagnacs. After distillation they are placed in 420 litre oak barrels. The oak calms the more feisty brandy of the eaux de vie and...  More info
$186.70
An utterly divine single grape Armagnac from Domaine Boingnères, this 1984 vintage is fruity, rich and incredibly complex.  More info
$243.78
Having been aged for 5 to 7 years in the stone cellars of Ryst Dupeyron, their Armagnac VSOP tastes absolutely wonderful, just like a cellar master would want it to.  More info
$78.93
A vintage Armagnac from 1970, aged in a single cask and released as part of Ryst-Dupeyron's Private Collection range. The headquarters of Ryst-Dupeyron is in Condom, a town in the Gers department of...  More info
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This VSOP Armagnac was made by Clés Des Ducs, which roughly translates to "The Keys of the Dukes", which sounds awfully royal and important. Unsurprisingly, this has influenced their fantastic...  More info
$71.67
Although it looks like someone left this bottle of Saint Vivant Armagnac near the radiator a bit too long, we assure you that this is what it's meant to look like. Their distorted shape is meant to be...  More info
$305.78
Another very fine armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
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This is a delicious Armagnac, produced by Clos Martin in the premier Bas region. It is distilled from Folle Blanche - a robust grape known for making spicy, piquant spirit.  More info
$84.92
An elegant 1970 vintage from renowned producer Baron de Sigognac. The story of Baron de Sigognac is fantastic. The legend goes that Baron de Sigognac was obsessed with time and the way his Armagnac...  More info
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In honour of 150 years producing brilliant Armagnac in 2001, The House of Janneau produced even more brilliant Armagnac! This one is a bit special, as it was aged in sherry casks for 25 years. A...  More info
$163.08
This "aimable" bottle of VSOP Armagnac from Ducastaing dates back to 1960. Rare and no doubt collectible to somebody...  More info
$203.86
An well-aged Armagnac distilled in Condom (no childish giggles, please!). Lots of complexity and body, highly recommended.  More info
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$78.64
Domaine Hourtica 1986
(70cl, 40%)
Top notch Bas-Armagnac from Domaine Hourtica, distilled in 1986 and aged in 420 litre oak barrels before bottling. Floral, creamy and spiced!  More info
Distilled by Domaine Sainte-Fauste, this is a great 1970 vintage - perfect for a cigar and a coffee after dinner.  More info
$144.31
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