Armagnac



a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
Contemporary Examples

Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history.
Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy David Lincoln Ross February 25, 2011

But unlike Cognac, regulations in Armagnac permit producers to declare and age a so-called vintage-dated Armagnac.
Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy David Lincoln Ross February 25, 2011

In selecting an Armagnac, here are some useful tips about how to read the label, so that you know what you are buying.
Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy David Lincoln Ross February 25, 2011

And like Cognac once again, Armagnac requires ageing in oak barrels, but not just any oak barrel.
Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy David Lincoln Ross February 25, 2011

The dark, almost black oak trees from the ancient Monlezun forest in the Armagnac region are obligatory for any serious Armagnac.
Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy David Lincoln Ross February 25, 2011

Historical Examples

They regarded every rich man as an Armagnac, for that was a good plea on which to plunder him; and thus passed the winter of 1417.
Cassell’s History of England, Vol. I (of 9) Anonymous

His very party go, not by the name of Orleans, but by the name of Armagnac.
Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson

They summoned the peasantry to bind on the white cross of Armagnac; he who refused lost arm, leg, or life itself, on the spot.
Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards

Savage though he was, Armagnac was a Frenchman, and a great captain.
Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards

Armagnac and Brun were waving their hats wildly, and even the Doctor’s enemies roared applause at this unexpected defiance.
The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton

noun
a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers

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