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BHAKTA 1956 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1956 Armagnac

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66

Years Aged

83.8

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

66

Years Aged

83.8

Proof

CONDOM,FR

Bottled In

750

ml

BHAKTA Single Vintage Armagnac

The BHAKTA Spirits Vintage Library offers single vintages of Armagnac reaching back through nearly every year since 1868. Each year captures and expresses the unique climate conditions, the technique of different distillers, and the compounding intricacies of time spent in both wood and glass. BHAKTA Armagnac grows in complexity and nuance the longer it is aged. BHAKTA Vintages represent the pinnacle of the Armagnac category – no other producer can boast the same depth and variety.

The Last Bastion of Craft

You could say that Armagnac is the last truly craft spirit known to man—the elegant, alchemical product of alembic stills which were patented and perfected in 1818.
The heir to more than 700 years of tradition, Armagnac’s first mention in the historical record dates to 1310, when Cardinal Vital Dufour extolled brandy’s many virtues—namely that it “enlivens the spirit,” “recalls the past to memory,” “renders men joyous, and “preserves youth and delays senility.” 

The Year 1956

6Peace and stability yield an unparalleled era of invention, novelty, and entertainment. IBM invents the first computer disk, nonstick frying pans debut, and the snooze alarm clock is introduced—revolutionizing procrastination everywhere. The Interstate Highway System is created. Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller; heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires, having never lost a professional boxing match. The Wizard of Oz becomes the first major feature film to be televised uncut in one evening. Meanwhile, Elvis Presely appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and 60 million viewers tune in—a record 82.6% of the television audience. Anthony Bourdain, Larry Bird, Bill Maher, and Mel Gibson are born, showing that the Age of Entertainment will last for another half century.

Armagnac
Tenarèze and
Bas Armagnac

Region

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Soil Types

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Region

Armagnac Tenarèze and Bas Armagnac

Soil Types

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  • Mahogony with copper highlights 

    Aspect

  •  Notes of treacle and burnt caramel 

    Nose

  • Well balanced and complex; hints of licorice and pepper

    Palate

  • Persistent and aromatic finish

    Finish

HOW TO DRINK IT

  • "Hands down the best booze to drink right now."

  • "Based on the blend we tried, exquisite. Hits the mark."

  • "A superb brandy. Extraordinarily old, yet still manages to retain a freshness and fruitiness that belies its age."

  • "As this beauty of a bottling shows, brandy of this age is still alive, complex, and gorgeous."

  • “While we’ve found the liquid itself rich and complex, the age statements alone are enough to get a conversation started. . .”

  • "BHAKTA represents an elegant and melodious mixing of 38 barrels' worth of exceedingly rare juice."

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