nächsten Monat kommen zwei Armagnacs von und für The Distillates raus. Die Pre-order wurde u.a. bei Facebook in der Gruppe Serious Brandy gepostet. Beide Flaschen wurden dabei zum reinen Selbstkostenpreis zu dadurch mehr als fairen Preisen in der Pre-order verkauft. Sascha von Armagnac.de war ebenfalls beteiligt und übernimmt die Distribution für Europa/Welt bis auf USA.
Preis für den 1984: 103€
Preis für den 1967: 166€
Beide wurden mittlerweile gebottelt und Sascha rechnet mit einem Versand rund um Mitte August.
Ich würde hier gerne jeweils ca. 35cl abgeben.
Für 5 cl wären das 8,40€ bzw. 12,90€.
Hier mal der Text von Shane von The Distillates:
"The Distillates crew 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 Brian 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. Go ahead and take up to 2, but if the pre-order fills up, then we’ll lower individual allocations to be fair to everyone, or visa versa. If there are any remaining, they will be in Sascha’s shop armagnac.de at full retail.
We hope to have these bottled by the end of June and then off they go to the importers.
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 Schaefering, Ryan Urban and I (Shane Pearlman) 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 and could handle another pour. It’s like making out with She Hulk. I can’t freaking wait for my bottles to land. This is a millesime, not a single cask. 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.
70cl bottle @ 52,00%
Preorder Price: USA 81,60 €+ ship + local tax / Europe 103€ + ship
Retail Price: Europe 139€ + ship
Rounagle 1967 - “Shaken, not stirred”
The 1967 is a dapper pour that showcases an incredibly rare tropical rancio. 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. Brian Borger, Sascha Junkert & Adam 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.
70cl bottle @ 44,50%
Preorder Price: USA 130€ + ship + local tax / Europe 166€ + ship
Retail Price: Europe 229€ + ship
For Europe / World
Bottles will be charged via a private link through armagnac.de. Our esteemed friend Sascha is making this pick available to Europe and anywhere else you can convince him to ship via his web shop and is only covering his costs for preorders. Please thank him for his generosity. The price includes German VAT. Shipping is added on top at checkout. They are doing us a massive favor on pricing and markup to help me keep these priced as drinkers."