It’s All in the Family
While Cognac gets most of the attention, its older cousin Armagnac is produced just a hundred miles away and is often overlooked. And while these two brandies have quite a bit in common, the resulting spirits differ significantly in flavor, boldness and price.
Cognac and Armagnac in Cocktails
I like to think that Armagnac is to Cognac as Rye is to Bourbon. Armagnac and Rye are more spicy, intense and rustic, whereas Cognac and bourbon are smoother, sweeter and more nuanced. The next time you’re making a cocktail with cognac, consider substituting armagnac for a more complex and robust drink.
Nice! I talk about Armagnac with Camper English on the Bartender Journey Podcast #112, posting later today!
Whoa lucky timing! I’ll definitely check it out 🙂
So…now you’re gonna do a post of, “Armagnac: 5 bargain buys for cocktail mixing”? 😉
Eric I think you’re on to something! 🙂
My dad always preferred Armagnac. I’m def gonna check it out. I don’t think our clientele would request it, but it could be suggested as an interesting alternative. Brings back memories. Thanks.