[ahr-muh n-yak; French ar-mah-nyak]
- a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
Origin of Armagnac
First recorded in 1840–50
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But unlike Cognac, regulations in Armagnac permit producers to declare and age a so-called vintage-dated Armagnac.
Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history.
In selecting an Armagnac, here are some useful tips about how to read the label, so that you know what you are buying.
And like Cognac once again, Armagnac requires ageing in oak barrels, but not just any oak barrel.
The dark, almost black oak trees from the ancient Monlezun forest in the Armagnac region are obligatory for any serious Armagnac.
Armagnac and Brun instantly stood up; but they were too late.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
His very party go, not by the name of Orleans, but by the name of Armagnac.Familiar Studies of Men and Books
Robert Louis Stevenson
Savage though he was, Armagnac was a Frenchman, and a great captain.
Armagnac and his chief followers were betrayed and imprisoned.
You may take it that Riguepeu lies in the heart of the Armagnac district.She Stands Accused
- a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
from Armagnac, the former name of this region
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