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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 gold award winner at the 2005 International Spirits Challenge. This superb 20 year old Bas-Armagnac is made by a family that trace their roots back to the 12th Century. The Armagnac they make is...  More info
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$81.16
Janneau 5 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A 5 year old Armagnac with a light body and a great fruity flavour. This is a superb digestif with notes of apricot and oak, particularly good in a cocktail. Try this Janneau armagnac in a Mercenary...  More info
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$38.76
A three star Armagnac from Clés des Ducs, each Armagnac has been aged in Limousin oak for at least 2 years. Clés des Ducs have been making their popular Armagnac since 1774 in Panjas, within the...  More info
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$54.63
Château du Tariquet craft some superb Bas-Armagnacs. This was aged for at least 7 years, beautifully balanced with a hint of rancio.  More info
$44.60
A great blend of Bas-Armagnacs from Château du Tariquet aged for at least 3 years, superb value for money for such poise.  More info
$40.71
Château du Tariquet's L’Armagnac du Centenaire is a fabulous Bas-Armagnac distilled from a variety of grapes. These include Folle Blanche for elegance and fragrance, Ugni Blanc for freshness and...  More info
$330.36
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
$152.00
Chateau de Lassalle's Hors d'Âge Bas Armagnac is a blend which has been aged for 12 years at the family estate in the Gers department before bottling. The nose is delicate with hints of citrus...  More info
$104.02
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
$103.33
This complex, balanced VSOP Armagnac won a Silver Medal at the International Spirit Challenge in London 2004. This was aged for 6 months in new oak before 7 years in old oak. A fine digestif from top...  More info
$42.61
Baron de Sigognac VS
(70cl, 40%)
Classic VS Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac, as far as brandy goes, this is exceptional value for money!  More info
$38.57
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
$458.76
An excellent 25-year-old Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
$145.36
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
$99.00
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
$106.86
Interestingly distilled via single distillation this Armagnac offers nutty flavours.  More info
$71.94
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
$91.71
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
$164.81
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
$386.16
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
$47.43
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
$38.92
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
$482.71
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
$136.69
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
$1490.56
Created using just the Bacco grape, this is a spicy, rich brandy, with notes of prune, vanilla and rancio, after an ageing period of between 10 and 30 years in 420 litre oak barrels.  More info
$157.62
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