A visit to armagnac house Domaine Boingneres with a nighttime dinner next to the still and a visit to the warehouse to drink from the barrels.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A visit to the very cool Armagnac Dartigalongue.
America has no shortage of distilleries - there are over 900 registered now - but a big lack of people who know how to operate them. In a blog post for Whisky Advocate Magazine, I wrote about the shortage of experienced distillers in America.
I had the chance to visit the Chateau Castarede, a 17th Century estate/castle in the Bas Armagnac region where they produce armagnac. Florence Castarède was our host for the day.
Most houses grow grapes or make wine or distill wine or age brandy, but Baron De Lustrac, or more accurately the company Millésimes et Tradition, they mostly bottle up single-vineyard, single-grape, single-vintage armagnacs that have been stored on the property where they were distilled.
A visit to the unique and artsy Chateau De Laubade armagnac house.
De Montal armagnac is made at this coop I visited in Gascony, France.
My visit to Domaine de Pellehaut armagnac was super quick, and so also is this post.