Armagnac Baron de Sigognac VSOP is a top quality VSOP Armaganc from the Bas Armagnac region. It has spent six months in new casks, followed by seven years in old oak casks, meaning that technically it could qualify as an XO under the current rules.
Exceptional value for money.
Sipping a glass of French brandy is wonderful way to treat yourself. One of the most well-known types of French brandy is Cognac but if you’re really looking to get into the wonderful world of French brandy, pleaae don’t deprive yourself of a classic Armagnac.
Cognac and Armagnac are both French brandies made from white wine grapes. Unsurprisingly, Cognac is made in Cognac and Armagnac is made in Armagnac, in the Gascony region. While the two are very similar, they also have differences.
Both Cognac and Armagnac are made from a dreadfully undrinkable wine. However, Cognac is typically made with he Ugni Blanc grape, while Armagnac uses three additional grape varietals: Folle blanche, Colombard, and Baco Blanc. This wine is then distilled for both brandies; Cognac goes through two rounds of distillation in pot stills, while Armagnac only goes through one in a column still.
Why does this make a difference in flavour between Cognac and Armangnac? The more you distill a spirit, the more you strip it of its "congeners", or its impurities. This is why vodka has a far more subtle flavour than whisky. for the same reason, Armagnac has a fuller and more complex flavour than Cognac.