Armagnac is a brandy distilled in the Armagnac region of Gascony, in south west France. Produced from local Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes, the best hail from the Bas Armagnac region and are usually from a single vintage. Armagnac is traditionally distilled only once, as opposed to double distillation for Cognac, and is aged in the local black oak.
Produced on a more artisanal scale than Cognac, Armagnac is fuller bodied, more aromatic, earthy and fiery. Those aged longer in oak, display profound violet, prune and floral aromatics and extraordinary nutty, dried fruit and earthy flavors.
Serve neat in a brandy snifter, or special Cognac glass, at room temperature.