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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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Janneau Tradition
(70cl, 40%)
A great entry-level Armagnac from the House of Janneau, one of the oldest producers of the spirit in the region, who were founded in 1851 in the ancient city of Condom. Elegant and inviting, the nose...  More info
$38.93
Janneau VSOP
(70cl, 40%)
A blend of Armagnacs aged for at least 7 years in Montlezun oak. Janneau VSOP is packaged in a Basquaise bottle and it has a smooth, aromatic style.  More info
$47.44
A pointy bottle of Kressmann VSOP Armagnac, bottled in the 1960s as a premonition of the Shard. Or perhaps they just like the elegant shape and knew nothing about future buildings of London. It was...  More info
$386.24
12 year old Armagnac from the Bas region, produced by the hugely respected Laberdolive House, whom have been making their fine brandy for over 100 years. As such, expect a very well crafted Armagnac...  More info
$164.84
From the historic Marcel Trépout House of Armagnac, (their stocks stretch far back into the 1900s and perhaps beyond), comes this VSOP expression. Although to be classified as a VSOP the Armagnac has...  More info
$91.73
Interestingly distilled via single distillation this Armagnac offers nutty flavours.  More info
$71.95
The 1987 vintage Armagnac from Ryst-Dupeyron, who made their home in Condom-en-Armagnac in 1905. It was bottled in 2012 after being distilled in 1987.  More info
$106.88
The Ryst-Dupeyron house of Armagnac produce a line of vintage releases, taking stock from their rather large collection which dates back to at least 1925, and releasing it for their Millesime range...  More info
$99.02
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
$120.75
A delicious, 1950s bottle of Barnabé Armagnac from the Condom region of Armagnac. Very rare stuff indeed!  More info
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
$176.87
Baron de Lustrac 1971
(70cl, 40%)
A 1971 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Lustrac. Exceptionally rich and full-bodied, we get a nose of dried fruits and blossom, and a palate redolent of cinnamon, dried fruits, ginger and...  More info
$156.02
A 1973 vintage from Baron de Lustrac - a renowned Armagnac producer. This is distilled purely from the Folle Blanche grape, a grape that offers delicate spices.  More info
A magnum bottle of Baron de Lustrac's 1973 vintage, distilled solely from Folle Blanche grapes. Lots of spiciness here!  More info
$259.21
Baron de Lustrac 1976
(70cl, 42%)
Distilled from Cepage Bacco grapes in 1976 and bottled in 2008. Baron de Lustrac 1976 is a well aged Bas-Armagnac, from the Domaine de Cames.  More info
$114.25
Baron de Lustrac 1981
(70cl, 40%)
A spicy, full bodied vintage armagnac from Baron de Lustrac. Expect notes of oak, spices and prunes, with more than a hint of rancio.  More info
$111.78
Baron de Lustrac use only the best spirits from the region for distillation. They age the spirit in 420 litre barrels. This is a 1984 vintage, distilled from the Bacco grape - known for producing...  More info
Distilled in 1984, this was distilled from the Bacco grape, which is a hybrid grape made from Folle Blanche and the American Noah variety (created after the Phylloxera crisis, as a grape that would be...  More info
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
$108.57
Distilled by Domaine Sainte-Fauste, this is a great 1970 vintage - perfect for a cigar and a coffee after dinner.  More info
$136.71
The Baron de Sigognac brand is controlled by the Guasch family, which trace its Gason roots back to the 12th Century. Today's distillations are controlled by the father and son team Jean-Claude and...  More info
$788.35
A 1960 vintage from the excellent Baron de Sigognac. This was made using grapes from the 30 hectares of vineyards - most of which are Ugni Blanc, the rest are Baccoà  More info
$363.63
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
$247.74
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
$237.96
Another very fine armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
$134.23
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