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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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1974 - a good year for music (Kraftwerk released their album Autobahn), a good year for books (Stephen King released his first novel) and a good year for Armagnac, as it was in 1974 that this Baron de...  More info
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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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$52.41
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
$443.73
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
$158.14
The 12 year old member of the Darroze Grand Assemblage series is a vibrant, zesty blended Bas-Armagnac. Still featuring the fruity notes from the 8 year old, it's started to develop lovely little...  More info
$93.16
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
$65.14
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
$395.98
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
$42.80
The 40 year old Bas-Armagnac from the Darroze 'Les Grands Assemblages' range, which spans decades and decades. At 40 years old, the oak ageing has had quite an effect on the eaux-de-vie, with lashings...  More info
$195.67
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
$92.32
An excellent 25-year-old Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
$141.69
Château du Tariquet XO is a delicious Bas-Armagnac which was distilled from 60% Ugni Blanc and 40% Baco grapes, aged for a minimum of 15 years before bottling. This is a delicious after-dinner...  More info
$74.15
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
$43.27
Clés des Ducs XO
(70cl, 40%)
XO Armagnac from Clés des Ducs in the Bas Armagnac region of France. Presented in a rather handsome decanter that would not look out of place on the set of Mad Men.  More info
$98.53
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
$45.51
A Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac from Clos Martin. The Folle Blanche grape is known for its elegance and piquancy. This was aged for 15 years before bottling, and offers a great flavour of stewed fruits...  More info
$59.64
Vintage Armagnac, produced by the House of Delord all the way back in 1964! Delord was founded in 1893 by Prosper Delord, who had quite an apt name, as his distillery certainly would prosper over the...  More info
$183.46
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
$107.37
Beautifully crafted Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. The company owns one short column still which is almost a century old, and it produces around 50-60 casks a year.  More info
$51.01
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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$81.25
A 1982 vintage Bas Armagnac from little known producer Chateau de Lacaze, bottled in 1998 for Jones le Vin. It's presented at 43% ABV.  More info
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From Darroze's Unique Collection comes a 49 year old Bas Armagnac from the Domane De Peyrot. It was distilled in 1965 and bottled in October 2014. If you're interested in very, very well-aged...  More info
$355.09
At just shy of 40 years old, this Darroze Bas Armagnac, from their Unique Collection, ought to be very impressive indeed. It was distilled back in 1975 and eventually bottled at 39 years old, in...  More info
$185.26
1985 vintage Bas Armagnac from the Darroze Unique Collection. Sitting comfortably at 29 years old, this well-matured Armagnac is sure to impress fans of the traditional spirit.  More info
$169.82
This stylish box set from Clos Martin features three 20cl bottles of their Folle Blanche Armagnac, including an 8 Year Old VSOP, a 15 Year Old XO and a 1989 vintage. An excellent gift for the Armagnac...  More info
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