Armagnac is the oldest type of grape brandy in France with a history dating back to the 15th century, which is about 200 years further back than cognac. The drink is based on white wine made from the same grape types as cognac: Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc combined with the grape type Baco. The grape brandy is traditionally distilled only once against twice in the production of cognac and whiskey, which gives a more aromatic result. Then the armagnac is stored in oak barrels according to the same rules that apply to cognac.

Production in Armagnac is 15 times less than in Cognac. While cognac is mainly produced by large production units that export the bulk, armagnac is produced by small units with grapes from small wineries. It results in a markedly greater taste variation noticeably in the three areas from the elegant to the more aromatic: Bas-A., Haut-A. and Tenarèze. Only about half of all armagnac is exported.

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Armagnac is the oldest type of grape brandy in France with a history dating back to the 15th century, which is about 200 years further back than cognac. The drink is based on white wine made from the same grape types as cognac: Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc combined with the grape type Baco. The grape brandy is traditionally distilled only once against twice in the production of cognac and whiskey, which gives a more aromatic result. Then the armagnac is stored in oak barrels according to the same rules that apply to cognac.

Production in Armagnac is 15 times less than in Cognac. While cognac is mainly produced by large production units that export the bulk, armagnac is produced by small units with grapes from small wineries. It results in a markedly greater taste variation noticeably in the three areas from the elegant to the more aromatic: Bas-A., Haut-A. and Tenarèze. Only about half of all armagnac is exported.