This is the first international pick from Seelbach's. I've been hunting for a great Armagnac for close to two years now. Finally, the right cask came along! It is imported by an ADI importer from an artisanal distiller in Nogaro, Bas Armagnac. Because of this I feel like it fits the Seelbach's mission!
Dollar for dollar, I don't think it gets any better than an incredible 23-year-old spirit for less than $130. Since some people may need a little more convincing to step outside their spirit comfort zone.
The nose is stewed apples and vanilla. It bounces between dried cherries and raisins to light cinnamon and nutmeg spice. That taste is complex. It's cherry cobbler with a buttery crust. Absolutely stunning.
I will pair this with every cigar I smoke for the next month.