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BHAKTA 1974 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1974 Armagnac

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48

Years Aged

106.8

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

48

Years Aged

106.8

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 1974

President Nixon resigns as the Watergate scandal engulfs his administration. The Rubiks Cube is invented. Famously nerdy tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons is first released. Pepsi becomes the first American company to sell products in the Soviet Union. Around the world, Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, the Terracotta Army is discovered in China, and Volkswagen launches the Golf in Germany to replace the iconic VW Beetle—world record-holder for the car with the most units ever produced. “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand is the year’s top song, Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles is the highest-grossing film, and John Lennon gives his final public performance. The first commercial barcode is scanned. The sale? A package of Wrigley gum.

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

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

  •  Brown with bright orange highlights

    Aspect

  •  Toasted bread, caramel and coffee 

    Nose

  • Marzipan and a touch of cocoa 

    Palate

  •  Long pleasant 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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