a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
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Some of the spirits it offers include the Borough Bourbon, a five-year-old high-rye bourbon boldly finished in 50-year-old Armagnac casks.
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.
The name was derived from Bernard Count of Armagnac, the duke's father-in-law, who gave the party most of its energy.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
Had the doctors of Poitiers been less zealously Armagnac they would henceforth have mistrusted Jeanne and suspected her of heresy.
The English received the arrow, untied the letter, and having read it they cried: "This a message from the Armagnac strumpet."
In the words of an Armagnac prophet of the time: "the keys of the war gates knew the hands that had forged them."
The predictions and verses of the Armagnac ecclesiastics were spread abroad everywhere with amazing rapidity.
British Dictionary definitions for Armagnac
a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
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