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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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A bottling of Bas-Armagnac from Chateau de Gaube by Darroze. The Armagnac itself was distilled all the way back in 1964 and left to mature in oak until 2014, when it was bottled at 50 years old.  More info
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The Darroze Grands Assemblage collection features plenty of well aged blended Bas-Armagnac expressions, including this rich, chocolate-y 50 year old. With decadent notes of leather and smoke adding...  More info
$346.21
Distilled exclusively from the Folle Blanche, this terrific 1981 vintage from Domaine Boingnères offers up plenty of spice and richness.  More info
$384.97
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
$386.66
Astoundingly old single terroir Bas Armagnac from Clos Martin. A very rare expression which has been matured for 50 years(!) before it was bottled as part of their Vieille Réserve collection...  More info
$406.72
50 year old Armagnac from Baron De Sigognac, who have a large archive of well-aged spirits from years gone by. It is housed in a rather handsome decanter along with a wooden presentation case.  More info
$459.36
A cracking vintrage Armagnac from Domaine de Boingnères. This is a robust, full bodied, spicy spirit, distilled in 1972 from Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc and Colombard.  More info
$463.19
An antique bottling of Duc De Maravat Armagnac, which we believe to have been produced in the 1930s - over 70 years ago! How it has lasted this long without someone opening it and sampling the...  More info
$483.33
This was distilled in 1936 at Domaine de Peyrot - an estate in the Gers region of Armagnac. It was then aged in oak for an utterly unbelievable 74 years before bottling in 2010. This is the oldest...  More info
$1492.49
La Grande Josiane
(50cl, 36%)
A French, Armagnac-based orange liqueur that offers more complexity than the standard citrus offering.  More info
$40.95
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
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
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
$58.93
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
$64.27
An well-aged Armagnac distilled in Condom (no childish giggles, please!). Lots of complexity and body, highly recommended.  More info
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$74.58
A superb Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet, this was aged for between 10 to 12 years.  More info
$74.82
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
$74.85
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
$79.35
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
$80.54
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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$87.82
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
$96.34
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
$99.13
An XO Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac, who have won many awards for their delightful expressions. This particular Armagnac features eaux-de-vie aged for at least six years, before it was expertly...  More info
$103.46
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
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
$108.68
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