Of all types of brandy most popular in the world is Cognac and Armani. The first of these "brothers" was born on Armagnac, but he's still known more in the circle of connoisseurs and experts. As the French say, "we gave all brandy world, and armagnac has left itself ". This drink – one of the oldest alcoholic inventions, for the first time it started producing in the 14 century. It got its name from the fertile terrain Armagnac in the south of France, which is a part of Gascony. That is why the brand went down in history as a national pride Gascons. Despite the fact that the cognac and armagnac are many differences in the world did not subside debate about which of the drinks better. Both of these brands are great, and worth a try each to make up their minds.
But some differences do exist. Province Armagnac more hot and dry than Cognac, so the grapes are grown there more than sweet, but brandy get rich. In the manufacturing process goes through several stages of cognac distillation: conventionally it is divided into "head", the "tail" and "heart", and each of these parts is processed differently. In Armagnac also use either a continuous distilled or double distilled. For comparison, armagnac contains about 4-5 grams of non-alcoholic components per liter; brandy -2.5 oz.; Whiskey -1.5 oz.; And vodka "Holiday" -0.8 oz. After distillation, Armagnac is aged in oak barrels of huge capacity, it often even change a few shells during the ripening of alcohol.