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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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The excellent 1983 vintage from Baron de Sigognac. This was created under the loving eye of Jean-Claude Guasch, a member of an 800 year old Gascon family.  More info
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A stunning rich, intense Armagnac from stalwart producers Baron de Sigognac. This stuff is aged in 420 litre oak barrels which impart tannins and vanilla flavour into the brandy, as well as rich notes...  More info
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A wonderful old Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. This includes spirits that are as old as 70 years, and they make just 1,000 bottles a year. It offers hints of toffee, coffee, spicy oak and vanilla.  More info
A lovely gift set of Baron de Sigognac's VSOP Armagnac and La Grande Josiane, a liqueur made with Armagnac and oranges which was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2009 International Review of Spirits.  More info
A 1960s bottling of VS Armagnac from Capestaing in Gers. Very rare indeed…  More info
A classic Bas-Armagnac, bottled by Alchemist. This was produced at the Chateâu de Castex, which is owned by the the Saint Patou family. It is situated in the heart of the bas region, and they've been...  More info
A 15 year old Bas-Armagnac from Chateâu de Castex. This was bottled by Alchemist, and it really is a tremendously good Armagnac.  More info
This is a delicious 15 year old Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet. It was distilled from nothing but the spicy, oily Folle Blanche grapes before maturation, and it has a superbly rich, fruity...  More info
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$87.72
A superb Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet, this was aged for between 10 to 12 years.  More info
$74.74
Each of the various Armagnac grapes adds its own distinctive character. This is made only from Folle Blanche - a grape known for its delicate piquancy.  More info
$79.26
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
$80.45
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
$459.71
A 1966 vintage Bas-Armagnac, from the Lannepax distillers Delord. Their cellars contain vintages that stretch back decades and decades, as proved by this handsome release.  More info
$157.25
This is a 1970 vintage Bas-Armagnac from prolific producers Delord. Sure to appeal to the well-matured Armagnac aficionado in your life, especially if they were born in 1970s.  More info
$144.45
A Bas-Armagnac produced by the house of Delord in 1974 at their distillery in the village of Lannepax. The house of Delord is ran by the third and fourth set of Delord brothers, still producing fine...  More info
$111.93
The 1994 vintage of bold, ruby red Bas-Armagnac from the House of Delord is certainly quite a looker, that's for sure. It was made by the third and fourth set of Delord brothers at their distillery in...  More info
$80.92
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
$590.16
The Boingnères Armagnacs are distilled to 52% (allowing the maximum of congeners to pass over into the spirit) and then aged in a very specific manner. Half of the new spirit is put into new charred...  More info
An utterly divine single grape Armagnac from Domaine Boingnères, this 1984 vintage is fruity, rich and incredibly complex.  More info
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A rich, full-bodied armagnac made with Baco grapes. They distil this in the heart of Bas Armagnac, and they always distil at the beginning of winter, when the wines are still young.  More info
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
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Domaine Hourtica 1980
(70cl, 42%)
A 1980 vintage Bas Armagnac from Domaine Hourtica. They age their spirit in 420 litre oak barrels. This Armagnac is floral, oaky and sweet with notes of vanilla, butter and cloves.  More info
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
We estimate that this bottle of Ducastaing Armagnac was produced some time in the 1940s! It even comes with a very unique stand that is nothing like anything I've seen before. An utterly awesome...  More info
$386.24
This "aimable" bottle of VSOP Armagnac from Ducastaing dates back to 1960. Rare and no doubt collectible to somebody...  More info
$193.12
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