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BHAKTA 1976 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1976 Armagnac

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46

Years Aged

98.4

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

46

Years Aged

98.4

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 1976

Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent President Gerald Ford, winning the US presidency and becoming the first candidate from the Deep South to win since the Civil War. In California, Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Meanwhile, another Steve takes the headlines—as Stevie Wonder releases his classic album Songs in the Key of Life. Surviving the American bombing campaign of Cambodia during the Vietnam, mass murderer Pol Pot declares a new constitution for the totalitarian nation. The US Treasury reintroduces the $2 bill. The first Star Wars film goes into production. At the infamous Judgment of Paris wine tasting, California tops France—shocking the world and changing the drinks industry forever.

Armagnac Tenarèze

Region

Clay, limestone, boulbènes

Soil Types

Ugni Blanc and a little Colombard

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Region

Armagnac Tenarèze

Soil Types

Clay, limestone, boulbènes

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc and a little Colombard

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  •  Deep amber orange 

    Aspect

  • Citrus, orange, and exotic fruit

    Nose

  • Christmas cake and a touch of ginger 

    Palate

  • Superb finish with cigar tobacco

    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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