Armagnac

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).
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    • Your Holiday Spirits Guide Part Two

      Calvados, Armagnac, Cognac and Rum Part One of our holiday spirits gift guide for vodka, gin, tequila and mezcal can be seen here. It’s possible that Cognac is the ultimate gift liquor, that perfect blend of high quality and high regard. Both Cognac and Armagnac are types of brandy made in specific regions of France, and, like Champagne, can only be labeled as such if hailing from there.

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

      It's Monday 01st December and in less than four weeks I will be celebrating my fourth anniversary in wine journalism. Only four years and yet it seems like so much longer because so much has happened and I have been fortunate enough to work with such gifted and passionate winemakers, cider-masters and distillers.

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  • Alquimie: The Most Ravishing Drinks Magazine in the World?

    … beverage conversation. We also addressed favorite cocktails, up-and-coming producers in Victoria, Australia, and how Josh would like to be traveling in two places at once (Sicily and Piedmont). What inspired the creation of Alquimie? We wanted to produce a print publication that we could read ourselves. We couldn’t relate to the existing offerings…

    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…

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