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BHAKTA 50 Year Old 1868-1970 "Thatcher" Barrel 31

BHAKTA 50 Year Old 1868-1970 "Thatcher" Barrel 31

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50

Years Aged

99.8

Proof

350

No. Bottles

ISLAY

Finish

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

50

Years Aged

99.8

Proof

350

Bottles

ISLAY

Years Aged

CONDON,FR

Bottled In

750

ml

1868-1888-1924-1931-1960-
1963-1965-1970

Vintages Included

BARREL 31

Barrel 31 “Thatcher” is named for Margaret Thatcher, Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister, and the first woman to ever rise to the nation's highest elected office. Crafted from eight different vintages, with this barrel, we toast to those who forge their identities in iron and are uncompromising in their convictions.

THE BHAKTA 50 COLLECTION

Fifty years at its youngest—and more than one hundred fifty at its oldest—BHAKTA 50, the flagship offering of BHAKTA Spirits, carries a jaw-dropping age statement nearly unimaginable in a market which considers a whiskey “old and rare” at the adolescent age of twelve or thirteen. Only 38 barrels will ever be produced, each a blend of 8 Armagnac vintages spanning from 1868 - 1970, and finished in a Scotch Whisky cask.

  • DEEP AMBER

    Aspect

  • Caramel; vanilla; a hint of smoke

    Nose

  • Rich, full-bodied, dark juicy fruit notes

    Palate

  • Smoky peat

    Finish

HOW TO DRINK IT

AWARDS

Gold Medal in
Armagnac category
(2022 L.A. Spirits
Awards)

“Top 10 Spirits of 2021” (Wine Enthusiast)

Highest Honors
(Global Spirits Masters 2020)

Judges Selection (top honors) (2022 TEXSOM Awards)

Innovator of the Year and Gold Armagnac category in the (Brandy Consumer Choice Awards 2021)

AWARDS

Awarded Gold Medal in Armagnac category at 2022 L.A. Spirits Awards

Awarded Judges Selection (top honors) at 2022 TEXSOM Awards

Awarded “Top 100 Spirits of 2021” by Wine Enthusiast

Awarded Innovator of the Year and Gold in the Armagnac category in the Brandy Consumer Choice Awards 2021

Awarded highest honors in the Global Spirits Masters 2020

  • "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. . .” 

  • Tastiest Spirits of 2020: "BHAKTA represents an elegant and melodious mixing of 38 barrels' worth of exceedingly rare juice."

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Chateau Bhakta

All of our Armagnac stocks come
Chateau Bhakta in Condom, France,
created following Raj’s purchase of
the Ryst-Dupyron Chateau, a family
of negociants that has bought and
sold Armagnac throughout the
region for centuries.

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19th Century Spirits

This bottle contains Armagnac
from 1868, the oldest spirits you
will find for sale on the market.

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Four Grapes

Armagnac is distilled from wine
created using four white grape
varietals: Folle Blanche, Ungi Blanc,
Collombard, and Bacco 22,
contributing to its robust and
complex flavor

4

    

Alembic Distillation

All Armagnac is distilled using an
Alembic, an upright, continuous,
wood-fired still and produces far
smaller quantities than pot stills.
Alembic stills are attached to the
back of tractors that visit vineyards
throughout the region.

5

    

Scotch Finish

BHAKTA 50 is finished in a Scotch
cask for two weeks, giving it a
smoky, peaty finish.

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The BHAKTA Name

BHAKTA is the last name of
founder, Raj Peter Bhakta.

WHAT'S IN THE BOTTLE

1

    

Chateau Bhakta

All of our Armagnac stocks come
Chateau Bhakta in Condom, France,
created following Raj’s purchase of
the Ryst-Dupyron Chateau, a family
of negociants that has bought and
sold Armagnac throughout the
region for centuries.

2

    

19th Century Spirits

This bottle contains Armagnac
from 1868, the oldest spirits you
will find for sale on the market.

3

    

Four Grapes

Armagnac is distilled from wine
created using four white grape
varietals: Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc,
Colombard, and Bacco 22,
contributing to its robust and
complex flavor.

4

    

Alembic Distillation

All Armagnac is distilled using an
Alembic, an upright, continuous,
wood-fired still and produces far
smaller quantities than pot stills.
Alembic stills are attached to the
back of tractors that visit vineyards
throughout the region.

5

    

Scotch Finish

BHAKTA 50 is finished in a Scotch
cask for two weeks, giving it a
smoky, peaty finish.

6

    

The BHAKTA Name

BHAKTA is the last name of
founder, Raj Peter Bhakta.