Name of the most famous French brandy, produced in the area of the same name, in Gascony. Armagnac is obtained from the distillation of white wines from different grape varieties, using a special alembic, called «armagnaçais», made up of three superimposed boilers. During distillation, Armagnac can even reach 60% abv, then with aging, the alcohol content drops to 40-45% abv. Armagnac must age in oak barrels, where it acquires its aroma and its amber color; it should be drunk in the «balloon» glass (very pot-bellied and with a short stem) holding it in the palm of the hand in order to transmit a certain warmth to the liquid.

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