An Armagnac Primer with Benoit Hillion of Dartigalongue Armagnac

It is December, and a new fresh episode of Paris Cocktail Talk is out to teach you about the basics of the French eau de vie – Armagnac. We also learn three things that differentiate it from its neighbour Cognac, and innovative expressions coming out of Dartigalongue Armagnac House with the episode’s guest Benoit Hillion.
Listen to the episode here:

Cocktail of the Month for the Armagnac Primer episode: Armagnac Old Fashioned

5 cl Dartigalongue Double-Oaked

1 bar spoon simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

To garnish: Orange zest

Stir together in a rocks glass.

Add an additional splash of water as needed.

Add large ice cube.

Garnish with orange zest.

Products, places and people mentioned in our Armagnac Primer episode


Summer visit to Dartigalongue

Whisky Live

Big thanks to…

Benoit of Dartigalongue

World Radio Paris for editing and production

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