Our Bottlings

The Distillates Bottling N.001 & N.002 [Summer 2022]

The Distillates is delighted to bring you a very limited bottling of two unique Armagnacs from Domaine Rounagle. Who? No one we know had heard of them either, although they have quite a following in Italy. How we found them is convoluted, but suffice it to say that Borger is genetically 32.7% bloodhound. We picked these in the early days of the brandy tariffs. But then Covid hit and you get the gist. They spent nearly 2’ish additional years in oak since we first tried them. These are not your garden variety armagnac. They are opinionated and complex. And frankly, each will appeal to very different palates.

We aren’t adding any markup at all for the community if you pre-order. This is at cost and not a cent more. The work that went into procuring these bottles was an act of love and passion. We want to see them opened, enjoyed, and debated. 

Import and distribution for this Edition is handled by some amazing partners.

Europe / Worldwide: armagnac.de

USA: Mufson, Faron & Brand imports

Domaine Rounagle 1984 – “Here be Dragons”

The 1984 is for those who seek the path less traveled. For ye who packs a machete when going on vacation. Blake, Ryan and I literally could not look away from the maw of the beast. I had to go back three different days to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. It’s like making out with She Hulk. This is technically a millesime and a single cask (84-3). Hugh has 4 casks of 1984 and blends them back together every winter. All the flavors are full throttle. Nothing subtle here my friends. A kalimotxo, but made with Dr Pepper instead of coke. And a powerful indian tonic / quinine tartness with citrus zest – not tannic, just full on pucker!!! Crushed Cranberries and walnuts. Spiced Plum butter. Walking into a cedar-lined closet. Hand made, small batch black licorice. And a lick of worcestershire sauce. All turned up to 11.

Region: Armagnac Ténarèze
Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc Trauben
ABV: 52.0% (Cask Strength)
Bottle Size: 70 cl

Preorder Price: US 91.40 USD + ship + local tax || Europe 103 EUR + ship

Rounagle 1967 – “Shaken, not stirred”

The 1967 is a dapper pour that showcases an incredibly rare tropical rancio. Hugh would only let us have 100 bottles. He cranked up the price last minute, and I nearly had to break his arm to get any at all. He is keeping this single cask for a 60 year special bottling, so this is all we get lads & ladies. Quality Armagnac still in cask from the 60’s is a rare thing, and I expect we’ll pop the top and treasure each sip together. Sascha, Brian & Dressler were the force behind the 1967. We’re talking about a wonderful balance between the orchard and the garden. Prunes, papayas, bruised pears & mangos, tarragon, walnuts, stewed tomatoes and a brush of Christmas spices. The rancio here is a rare treat – it’s not often you find a brandy that matured beyond the walnut butter and Bleu cheese rancio into the rarified magical land of subtropical fruit.

Region: Armagnac Ténarèze
Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc Trauben
ABV: 47.3% (Cask Strength)
Bottle Size: 70 cl

Preorder Price: USA 145.60 USD + ship + local tax / Europe 166 EUR + ship