Chateau du Tariquet are a rare thing in the spirits world, a distillery that has retained its traditional methods throughout the years (the Domaine was first founded in 1683, though they did not produce Armagnac in earnest till after World War II). To distil their uniquely flavoured Bas-Armagnac, recognised as some of the best in the terroir region, they retain the use of traditional direct-wood-fired continuous stills. This bottling is a blend of eau-de-vie made from 60% Ugni-blanc grapes and 40% Baco grapes, grown on the sandy, rocky soil of Gascony – which is renowned for producing exceedingly rich Armagnacs. All the grapes the Chateau use are grown on-site. Chateau du Tariquet VS is aged in French oak casks for no less than 3 years. The resulting product is complex, approachable and fruity, perfect for sipping or as an alternative to Cognac in cocktails. Makes an incredible sidecar!