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BHAKTA 1981 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1981 Armagnac

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41

Years Aged

109

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

41

Years Aged

109

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 1981

A decade of change is well underway, bringing with it new novelties and a culture evolving more rapidly than ever before. MTV launches, proving that the “video killed the radio star”—while fashion divides into more extreme camps than ever, to define the decade with big hair, shoulderpads, punk, and the resurgence of the preppie aesthetic. Coincidentally, so begins the age of the yuppie and a renewed interest in conservatism defined by the rise of the newly-elected Ronald Reagan. Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time. The first American test-tube baby is born. Donkey Kong is released; a Japanese video game company named Nintendo debuts its Mario character, an intrepid Italian plumber. Sandra Day O’Connor is the first female justice to join the US Supreme Court. NASA launches its first Space Shuttle, DeLorean debuts the DMC-12 sports car, and IBM introduces the first PC to use MS-DOS.

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

Ugni Blanc and a little Colombard

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

  • Deep orange-brown

    Aspect

  •  Roasting nuts and baked pears 

    Nose

  •  Dark chocolate cake with hazelnuts 

    Palate

  • Warming finish that lasts for ages

    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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