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Armagnac was one of the first areas in France to begin distilling spirits, but the brandies produced have a lower profile than those from Cognac and the overall volume of production is far smaller.

In addition they are for the most part made and sold by small producers, whereas in Cognac production is dominated by big-name brands.

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[3 Dec 2012]
Tariquet 15 years Folle Blanche – Armagnac Review

This time a Armagnac Review instead of Cognac Reviews. Armagnac is distilled slightly differently, single distillation in continuous stills vs. Cognac’s double distillation in copper stills. Also the region in France differs.
Cognac comes exclusively from the French departments of Charente and Charente Maritime. The Cognac-region is located north of the Bordeaux region
Armagnac Cognac lies further south, southeast of Bordeaux in the department of Gers. The area is divided into the following areas: Bas-Armagnac,  Haut-Armagnac and Ténarèze. Armagnac comes exclusively from these areas.

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[30 May 2010 | 2 berichten | ]

Overall: Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Taste: Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Price: Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Availability: Easy on the internet, limited otherwise
One of the least-expensive armagnacs, but don’t let that fool you. This formidable drink will delight anyone searching for an introduction to the cousin of cognac. Easy to drink, not too much burn, and with delightful hints of tobacco and vanilla, Armagnac de Montal VS is the perfect companion to a cigar for those whose budget won’t allow the extravagant prices of other armagnacs. You can …