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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.

Baron de Sigognac 20 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

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

Baron de Sigognac 20 Year Old
2
$57.54

The Armagnac Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 41.3%
Drinks by the Dram

It's the Drinks by the Dram Armagnac Advent Calendar! This underrated and/or under-explored brandy from Gascony is an amazing spirit. Single distilled and often matured in the local 'black oak', it's…  More info

The Armagnac Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
2
$166.33

Darroze Grands Assemblages 20 Year Old Bas-Armagnac

70cl, 43%
Darroze

The 20 year old chapter of the Darroze Grands Assemblages range of Bas-Armagnac. After this moderately long maturation, the spirit still has plenty of youthful vibrancy, though age is starting to…  More info

Darroze Grands Assemblages 20 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
1
$83.61

Baron de Sigognac 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

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

Baron de Sigognac 10 Year Old
2
$35.70

Janneau XO Royal

70cl, 40%
Janneau

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 -…  More info

Janneau XO Royal
2
$65.38

Marquis de Montesquiou Fine

70cl, 40%
Marquis de Montesquiou

An entry level Armagnac from Marquis de Montesquiou based in the region's capital, Eauze.  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Fine
2
$27.19

Clos Martin VSOP 8 Year Old Bas-Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Clos Martin

An 8 year old VSOP from Clos Martin. This was distilled from the Folle Blanche grape, which lends the spirit a delicate spiciness and elegant flavour profile.  More info

Clos Martin VSOP 8 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
1
$33.42

Comte de Ferragut Napoleon

70cl, 40%
Comte de Ferragunt

While the brandies in both XO and Napoleon Armagnac must be aged for at least six years, many producers choose to have them be distinct expressions, which can show off the blending prowess and their…  More info

Comte de Ferragut Napoleon
1
$34.54

Clés des Ducs Three Star Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Clés des Ducs

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

Clés des Ducs Three Star Armagnac
1
$35.30

Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age

70cl, 40%
Comte de Lauvia

An Hors d'Age Armagnac from Comte de Lauvia, made using Ugni Blanc, Baco Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes. As with their other expressions, Comte de Lauvia have 'double matured' this Armagnac in local…  More info

Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age
1
$45.65

Janneau VSOP

70cl, 40%
Janneau

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

Janneau VSOP
1
$30.17

Delord 1984 Bas-Armagnac

50cl, 40%
Delord

Bas-Armagnac from the year 1984, produced by the House of Delord. Founded in 1893, they've got a long history with top quality Armagnac, and the 1984 vintage is no different. It features deep wells…  More info

Delord 1984 Bas-Armagnac
1
$57.80

Château du Tariquet VSOP

70cl, 40%
Château du Tariquet

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

Château du Tariquet VSOP
1
$34.84

Château de Laubade XO Bas Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Château de Laubade

An XO Armagnac from Chateau de Laubade in the Bas region. The Chateau was built in the region in 1870 and has been run by the Lesgourgues family since 1974. Rich and sweet, with nutty notes, stewed…  More info

Château de Laubade XO Bas Armagnac
1
$64.94

Baron de Sigognac 1987

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

Long-aged, single vintage Bas Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. Sure to be delicious indeed, and this ought to make for an excellent gift for an Armagnac aficionado born in 1987...  More info

Baron de Sigognac 1987
$74.95

Clos Martin XO 15 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Clos Martin

A Bas-Armagnac from Clos Martin. This was aged for 15 years before bottling, and offers a great flavour of stewed fruits, cigar boxes and plums.  More info

Clos Martin XO 15 Year Old
$41.42

Delord 1965 Bas-Armagnac

50cl, 40%
Delord

A 1965 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Delord, bottled in 2013. A very well aged expression, sure to tickle the fancy of Armagnac fans.  More info

Delord 1965 Bas-Armagnac
$114.82

Clos Martin 1989 Folle Blanche

70cl, 40%
Clos Martin

1989 vintage Armagnac from Clos Martin, distilled using the Folle Blanche grape variety. It's not all that often you see Armagnac produced completely with Folle Blanche, making this quite a treat for…  More info

Clos Martin 1989 Folle Blanche
$59.22

Marquis de Montesquiou Millésime 1967

70cl, 44.8%
Marquis de Montesquiou

A 1967 vintage from Marquis de Montesquiou of Eauze, the capital of Armagnac. It was bottled in 2000.  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Millésime 1967
$152.90

Château du Tariquet XO

70cl, 40%
Château du Tariquet

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

Château du Tariquet XO
$49.95

Delord 10 Year Old Bas Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Delord

A 10 year old bottling of Bas Armagnac from Delord, presented in a rather handsome, curvy bottle.  More info

Delord 10 Year Old Bas Armagnac
$39.22

Delord 1974 Bas-Armagnac

50cl, 40%
Delord

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

Delord 1974 Bas-Armagnac
$72.33

Darroze Grands Assemblages 30 Year Old Bas-Armagnac

70cl, 43%
Darroze

A 30 year old Bas-Armagnac, bottled by Darroze. Spicy but not fiery, the maturation has mellowed the eaux-de-vie, creating an intensely flavoursome Armagnac. Part of the Darroze decade-spanning…  More info

Darroze Grands Assemblages 30 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
$108.96

Marquis de Montesquiou Millésime 1971

70cl, 44.9%
Marquis de Montesquiou

Vintage Armagnac from Marquis de Montesquiou, a house based in Eauze, made with grapes from the 1971 harvest and aged for decades before being bottled in 2000.  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Millésime 1971
$119.41

Clés des Ducs XO

70cl, 40%
Clés des Ducs

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

Clés des Ducs XO
$64.99

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