10 Amazing Armagnacs You’ll Be Glad You Tried
Crafted in Gascony, just a hop and a skip away from Cognac in Southwestern France, Armagnac is a 700-year-old spirit that lives in the shadow of its more-famous cousin. Hand crafted in often small quantities, it is single-distilled from a blend of grapes that includes Colombard, Folle Blanche, Baco Blanc and Ugni Blanc. Typically, Armagnac is produced by using column stills, rather than the pot stills that are used to make Cognac. It is an intensely evocative spirit that delivers a broad spectrum of flavors. This complex, nuanced spirit commands a powerful presence among aficionados and casual sippers alike.
Smells like: Tropical fruits, creamy vanilla, cocoa powder
Tastes like: Sweet fruit, caramel, robust flavors
Smells like: Caramel, hints of hazelnuts, molasses
Tastes like: Walnuts, dried apricots, plums