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Armagnac and Whiskey. What’s the difference?

Armagnac and Whiskey. What’s the difference?

Many who enjoy Armagnac also love Whisky – or Whiskey – and Bourbon.  And yes, many people are aware that Armagnac is made from grapes, and Whisky from grain.  But the story certainly doesn’t end with the grape versus grain saga.

Gentlemen drink whisky, Musketeers Drink Armagnac.

Gentlemen drink whisky, Musketeers Drink Armagnac.

As consumers become more educated about their alcohol choice they lean towards higher quality drinks.  As an incredibly complex drink, with a lot of controversy surrounding its popularity, variations, and market share, armagnac is getting into the spirit of the musketeers.

Armagnac Vs Cognac

Armagnac Vs Cognac

They have much in common: they are both French premium spirits produced in South West France, they are both white wine grape brandies with their own Appellation Contrôlée, they are both aged in oak in well-charred barrels, they can both be aged for considerable periods, they are both normally reduced in strength before bottling, and they share many of the same quality descriptors. But there are many differences....