Armagnac is a brandy made in South West France.
Armagnac is distilled from wine made from a blend of grapes 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.
Armagnac was one of the first areas in France to begin distilling spirits, but the brandies produced have a lower profile than those from Cognac and the overall volume of production is far smaller. In addition they are, for the most part, made and sold by small producers, whereas in Cognac production is dominated by big-name brands.
We have chosen some of the best Armagnac houses to showcase this fantastic region.