Armagnac, as some locals will describe it to visitors is the oldest and the youngest spirit in France. Oldest because it was first distilled in the middle of the 15th century and youngest because the Armagnacaise are still arguing over how to distil it. Armagnac comes as a welcome contrast to the relative stagnation in Cognac. Read More »
A nineteenth century vintage armagnac from the revered Gélas house, currently in its fourth generation of family ownership after company founder Baptiste Gélas. This was probably bottled in the mid-1990s as the liquid approached its hundredth birthday, although it would likely have been stored in demi-johns for some time prior to bottling.