BHAKTA 50 Year Old 1868-1970 “de Gaulle” Barrel 29

BHAKTA 50 Year Old 1868-1970 “de Gaulle” Barrel 29

BHAKTA 50 Year Old 1868-1970 “de Gaulle” Barrel 29

Regular price $450.00

Barrel 29 “de Gaulle” is named for French statesman Charles de Gaulle, whose long career serving France as Brigadier General, Prime Minister, and President ran concurrently with the distillation—on his home soil—of this very spirit. Crafted from eight different vintages—including 1965, the year de Gaulle was elected to his second term as president—BHAKTA 50 “de Gaulle” is a delightful blend of fermented plums and pears, chocolate, and earth with a definitive peaty finish. 

An astonishing blend of Islay-finished Armagnac crafted from eight rare vintages: 1868 – 1888 – 1941 – 1956 – 1962 – 1965 – 1967 – 1970. With this barrel, we toast to the strong-willed leaders who shape history. 

** BHAKTA 50 Awarded “Top 100 Spirits of 2021” from WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine **

About: BHAKTA 50 Year inaugural release includes 38 unique barrels, each with a blend of 8 vintages from 1868 to 1970. The blend is then finished in Islay Whisky casks for two weeks creating an exquisite marriage.

Vintages from 1868 might have bold notes of caramel, while 1878 draws from new distillates and presents completely differently. Our vintages vary by barrel, as do the proofs of the finished product. The peerless taste of BHAKTA is recognizable in all, but connoisseurs will recognize the nuances and flavor variety in each barrel. You'll have to taste them all to find out...