The oldest kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in France, Armagnac was consumed for its therapeutic benefits in the past. It is traditionally distilled once from wine using column stills, which results in a more fragrant and flavourful spirit. Then, it is aged in oak barrels, where the long ageing process softens the tastes and causes the development of more complex flavours.
The colour of an Armagnac also varies on the duration of its ageing; the longer it has spent in wood barrels, the richer the colour, ranging from golden and honey to deep brown and mahogany. When the Armagnac is matured as desired, it is transferred to glass bottles or decanters which would add a classy, elegant touch to your home or office. It can also be classified as VS, VSOP or XO, depending on the years of ageing in wood. Ideal as a gift or for any collector, shop the range of Armagnac products available in iShopChangi, Singapore’s online duty-free shopping.