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BHAKTA 1998 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1998 Armagnac

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24

Years Aged

104

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

24

Years Aged

104

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 1998

Microsoft becomes the biggest company in the world—but the founding of Google foreshadows a future shift in power. Congress passes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in a bid to prevent online file sharing piracy. The Monica Lewinsky affair engulfs the Clinton White House; President Clinton is impeached by the House, but acquitted by the Senate. Exxon buys Mobil, creating oil giant Exxon-Mobil. Israel celebrates its 50th anniversary. In a highlight year for cinema, Saving Private Ryan, The Big Lebowski, There’s Something About Mary, and The Thin Red Line hit theaters.

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

  •  Golden orange

    Aspect

  • Vanilla and brown sugar notes

    Nose

  • Old libraries, polished woodfurniture, beeswax

    Palate

  • Persistent, fruity 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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