Like Champagne if this drink wasn't produced from that particular region in this case the Cognac region in France, it would be named Brandy or Armagnac. Like wine regions, Cognac has sub-regions in which they grow the grapes and these are named petit Champagne, Fine Champagne and Grande Champagne - the most prestigious. Once the wine is made by pressing the grapes that have previously been harvested, its then distilled twice unlike Armagnac known for its method of single distillation. Once the spirit is produced it is then filled into oak barrels to age for a minimum of two years.
This VS Armangac is produced by family-owned house Baron de Sigognac, which is one of the oldest in the region. A remarkable brandy for its price tag.
Armagnac is said to be the oldest spirit in the world, once used medicinally. It has been distilled since 1411 in the Armagnac region of south-west France from a blend of grapes including Ugni Blanc. It tends to be produced by small distillers rather than the large ones that dominate Cognac.
An extra elegant cognac from Camus, made from three different appellations; Grande Champagne, Petit Champagne and Borderies. It also comes presented in a very snazzy decanter-style bottle.