Armagnac (French pronunciation: ​[aʁ.maˈɲak]) is a distinctive kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. It is distilled from wine usually made from a blend of grapes including Baco 22A, Colombard, Folle blanche and Ugni blanc, traditionally using column stills rather than the pot stills used in the production of Cognac. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release. Production is overseen by the Institut national de l'origine et de la qualité (INAO) and the Bureau National Interprofessionel de l'Armagnac (BNIA).
Posts about Armagnac
    • Review: Chateau du Tariquet Bas-Armagnac VS Classique

      Armagnac, in the Gascony region of France near Bordeaux, has long played second fiddle to the better-known and more prestigious Cognac. Subtle production differences exist between the two. Cognac uses up to three grape varieties. Armangac can include four (Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Baco). Cognac is distilled twice, Armangac only once.

      Christopher Null/ 11 readers -
  • Your Holiday Spirits Guide Part Two

    … 1703, paul beau lignee de samuel, paul giraud napoleon, plantation guadeloupe 1998, rhum agricole, rum, rum gifts, samaroli single cask barbados rum, spirits gift guide, spirits gifts This entry was posted on December 3, 2014 at 9:44 am and is filed under Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac, Rum, Spirit Academy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

    Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor- 5 readers -
  • Top Wines and Spirits 2014

    … Armagnac, France... 94+ points, $150+ USD 2. Pusser's 15-year, British Virgin Islands, West Indies... 93+ points, $90+ CAD 3. Luksusowa potato Wódka (Vodka), Poland... 91 points, $25 CAD or less! And now the chance to explain why I chose what I did... SPARKLING ... small surprise to regular readers that Cristalino Cava has taken top place…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Alquimie: The Most Ravishing Drinks Magazine in the World?

    … practical side, however, they’ve developed a sleek website. Fortunately, the authors, sourced from the founding team and journalists around the world, write articles as compelling as they look on paper. The current edition (its third) tackles a diverse landscape of topics ranging from coffee, Armagnac, whisky, and little-known Swiss grape varieties…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE- 3 readers -
  • A Perfect Day Trip through the heart of Armagnac

    …The Four Musketeers at Cathedral St. Pierre, Condom If you’re planning on traveling in France---and if not, why in the world aren’t you?---it is possible you might be overwhelmed by tourists with the same idea. But it’s not necessary if you plan wisely and well. And one of the wisest decisions you’ll make is to go to Armagnac. Armagnac…

    Hoke Harden/ Elixir Vitae- 4 readers -
  • Let Us Now Praise After-Dinner Drinks

    …I know summer is not supposed to be the time for thinking about, much less consuming, brandies, but I can’t help it: I’m addicted. For me, nothing completes an enjoyable dinner as well as a fine digestivo – or digestif, if you prefer. Whichever you call it, those names indicate exactly what that little tot…

    Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web