Armagnac is a type of grape brandy produced in the Armagnac region in South West France. The region was granted AOC status in 1936. This controls the production region and methods that allow a brandy to use the armagnac title.
Armagnac can only be produced from a limited selection of grapes, typically via a single continuous distillation in a column still before ageing in French oak casks.
How to drink
Armagnac is traditionally drunk as a digestif and is traditionally served after a meal. It can be successfully paired with certain desserts; almond cakes, apple tarts, nougat and chocolate-based desserts, caramelised pears or fruit salads to name a few. Armagnac also provides a great accompaniment to coffee and cigars (mild cigars matched with armagnacs with plenty of fruit and viscosity). More Information on Armagnac.