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Ar·ma·gnac 1

A historical region and former county of southwest France in Gascony. Added to the French royal domain in 1607, the area is now noted for its viniculture.

Ar·ma·gnac 2

A dry brandy.

[After Armagnac1.]


(Brewing) a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
[from Armagnac, the former name of this region]


(ˈɑr mənˌyæk)

a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
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Noun1.Armagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of FranceArmagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of France
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Armand Armagnac were crossing the sunlit Champs Elysee with a kind of vivacious respectability.
Armagnac specialized rather in a resistance to militarism, and wished the chorus of the Marseillaise altered from "Aux armes, citoyens" to "Aux greves, citoyens".
There was an abrupt silence, and Armagnac said: "He may have excellent reasons for not meeting the man himself, but--"
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
UK paper The Independent has ranked the 8-year-old Janneau Armagnac among The Top 10 Best Armagnacs, saying, 'This eight-year-old is all about inexpensive elegance.
That now includes more than 135 Cognacs, with about 100 Armagnacs, over 45 types of Calvados, 22 American brandies, with about a dozen Spanish brandies and some international varieties.
The civil war that erupted after the assassination of Louis of Orleans in 1407, on the orders of his cousin Jean sans Peur, did not pit the "French," or the Armagnacs, against the Burgundians (who were mostly allied with the English in this phase of the Hundred Years War) but was in fact a feud between two French factions.
Offering vintage Armagnacs, cognacs, premium alcohol cocktails, vodkas, wines and of course, a variety of perfectly chilled champagnes; oyster's preferred partner in crime.
He spent 40 years scouring the world for spirits thatgrain supreme, aristocratic armagnacs and VIP vinos.
Armagnacs are aged longer than Cognacs, usually 12 to 20 years, but some are aged up to 30 years.
According to Charles Neal, author of Armagnac: The Definitive Guide to France's Premier Brandy (Flame Grape Press; $30), most Armagnacs peak between 18 and 30 years.