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BHAKTA 1997 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1997 Armagnac

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25

Years Aged

103

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

25

Years Aged

103

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 1997

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash, triggering mourning around the globe. In the UK, the first mammal is cloned, Dolly the sheep. Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State in American history. Steve Jobs returns to Apple, the first Harry Potter book is published in the US, and Gianni Versace is murdered. Titanic is the year’s biggest movie, and one of the highest grossing films of all time; it’s theme song performed by Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On,” tops the charts.

Bas Armagnac

Region

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Soil Types

Ugni Blanc and Baco

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Region

Bas Armagnac

Soil Types

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc and Baco

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  • Bright amber orange 

    Aspect

  • Apricots, plums, dates 

    Nose

  • Dry spice and Sichuan pepper

    Palate

  • Long, peristent 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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