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40th Anniversary Gifts

Whether it is 40 years of wedded bliss or 40 years since another remarkable event the Ruby Annivesary is the perfect time to celebrate with a bottle of the very best brandy. A special milestone for so many people, who are ready to live life to the full, the 40th anniversary gift can also look to the future. Our brandy gifts can last for years so whatever you choose, be it a cognac gift or an armagnac gift, the anniversary memory will go on and on. Our luxury, vintage cognacs and armagnacs come from single estate distillers, where they were meticulously aged, so we know exactly when they were harvested and distilled. This precise history provides the perfect backdrop for a unique, special 40th anniversary present. How exciting for that special person or couple to receive exceptionally good cognac or armagnac made in the year of their wedding or even company start-up? So many great memories were created 40 years ago in 1980. Queen released "Another One Bites the Dust" and Blondie was singing "Call Me". The Rubik Cube debuted internationally at a toy fair in London and Post It Notes went on sale for the first time. Further afield the Fax machine became available in Japan and in the USA, Ronald Reagan won the race to be President, CNN was launched and unforgettably, John Lennon was killed. It has been an eventful 40 years across the world but the anniversary milestone is certainly worth a celebration. All the brandies we have listed below were either distilled 40 years ago, or aged for 40 years, making them very fitting gifts for those celebrating events from 1980.

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  1. Delord 1980 Bas Armagnac

    Concours des Armagnacs à Eauze 2005 - GOLD Medal

    Pale amber with golden tints, this award-winning armagnac is a great example from the House of Delord.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Butter, orange, very fine wood, nuts and brioche.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Round, supple and mellow with flavours of fine wood and toffee,
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    Excl. VAT: £85.24 Incl. VAT: £102.29

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    Concours des Armagnacs à Eauze 2005 - GOLD Medal

    Pale amber with golden tints, this award-winning armagnac is a great example from the House of Delord.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Butter, orange, very fine wood, nuts and brioche.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Round, supple and mellow with flavours of fine wood and toffee,
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  2. Baron de Sainte-Fauste 1980 Bas Armagnac

    The first origins of Baron de Sainte-Fauste go back to the reign of Henri IV when the king knighted Jean de Sainte-Fauste with the status, Baron de Sainte-Fauste, for services to the crown. Through time, the notoriety of the Sainte-Fauste family became worldwide, partly thanks to its famous coat of arms; a golden lion on a royal blue background, but principally thanks to its production of eau-de-vie, which, over time, became recognised for sublime quality Armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A lovely, fresh nose showing aromas of dried fruits, candied oranges and subtle hints of rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Fine and round in the mouth with flavours of Corinthian grapes, cinnamon and honey a superb finale of candied fruits and light wood.
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    Excl. VAT: £103.50 Incl. VAT: £124.20

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    The first origins of Baron de Sainte-Fauste go back to the reign of Henri IV when the king knighted Jean de Sainte-Fauste with the status, Baron de Sainte-Fauste, for services to the crown. Through time, the notoriety of the Sainte-Fauste family became worldwide, partly thanks to its famous coat of arms; a golden lion on a royal blue background, but principally thanks to its production of eau-de-vie, which, over time, became recognised for sublime quality Armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A lovely, fresh nose showing aromas of dried fruits, candied oranges and subtle hints of rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Fine and round in the mouth with flavours of Corinthian grapes, cinnamon and honey a superb finale of candied fruits and light wood.
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  3. Chateau de Charue 1980 Bas Armagnac

    A rich taste of dried orange and kumquats with maron de glace and almonds on the nose.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A nice nose full of freshness, with aromas of maron de glace and almonds.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried orange and kumquat. Very fine and round in the mouth. Lots of softness, with a superb finish of candied fruit and light wood.
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    Excl. VAT: £104.93 Incl. VAT: £125.92

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    A rich taste of dried orange and kumquats with maron de glace and almonds on the nose.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A nice nose full of freshness, with aromas of maron de glace and almonds.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried orange and kumquat. Very fine and round in the mouth. Lots of softness, with a superb finish of candied fruit and light wood.
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  4. Domaine de Gachot 1980 Bas Armagnac
    A younger version of the 1960. Wonderful amber colour.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Lovely fresh nose, with aromas of dried fruit, candied oranges and rancio
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very fine and round in the mouth, with flavours of currants and cinnamon. Extremely soft but slightly wooded superb finish of candied fruits.
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    Excl. VAT: £109.36 Incl. VAT: £131.23

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    A younger version of the 1960. Wonderful amber colour.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Lovely fresh nose, with aromas of dried fruit, candied oranges and rancio
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very fine and round in the mouth, with flavours of currants and cinnamon. Extremely soft but slightly wooded superb finish of candied fruits.
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  5. Domaine de Larriou (Dando) 1980 Bas Armagnac

    These armagnacs are distilled at a slightly higher range which tends to provide more dried fruit flavours whilst still maintaining the plummy flavours of Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Sweet spices, roasted hazelnut and coffee aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried fruits and plummy flavour.
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    Excl. VAT: £113.80 Incl. VAT: £136.56

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    These armagnacs are distilled at a slightly higher range which tends to provide more dried fruit flavours whilst still maintaining the plummy flavours of Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Sweet spices, roasted hazelnut and coffee aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried fruits and plummy flavour.
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  6. Hermitage 40 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

    Cognac Masters 2020 - Master Award

    "Wonderfully complex." Judges' comments

    Aged with great care and expertise, this wonderful Grande Champagne cognac has been in an oak barrel for 40 years slowly maturing to its optimum condition. Flavours of plum and vanilla expand in to lychee, pear, hay, plum and dried mandarin demonstrating complexity and individuality. A great cognac for any occasion but especially for those celebrating a 40th anniversary or 40th birthday.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Fresh mown grass, pear and oriental fruit such as guava and lychee.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plum and vanilla expand into lychee, pear, hay plum and dried mandarin on the tail.
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    Excl. VAT: £166.34 Incl. VAT: £199.61

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    Cognac Masters 2020 - Master Award

    "Wonderfully complex." Judges' comments

    Aged with great care and expertise, this wonderful Grande Champagne cognac has been in an oak barrel for 40 years slowly maturing to its optimum condition. Flavours of plum and vanilla expand in to lychee, pear, hay, plum and dried mandarin demonstrating complexity and individuality. A great cognac for any occasion but especially for those celebrating a 40th anniversary or 40th birthday.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Fresh mown grass, pear and oriental fruit such as guava and lychee.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plum and vanilla expand into lychee, pear, hay plum and dried mandarin on the tail.
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  7. Dupont 1980 Pays d'Auge Calvados
    Starting to develop a rancio richness, this is a drier calvados but full of apple flavours. It still has a cleanness but has lost some of the pear drop qualities that most calvados has in their first years.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Slightly musty apple with pear drop in the background
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Starts with flavours of mature pear, young apple and ugli fruit and ends with burnt sugar and mace
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    Excl. VAT: £177.90 Incl. VAT: £213.48

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    Starting to develop a rancio richness, this is a drier calvados but full of apple flavours. It still has a cleanness but has lost some of the pear drop qualities that most calvados has in their first years.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Slightly musty apple with pear drop in the background
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Starts with flavours of mature pear, young apple and ugli fruit and ends with burnt sugar and mace
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  8. Château de Beaulon 1980 Fins Bois Cognac
    Bottled in 2014 this single estate cognac has been aged for 34 years. Cognacs from this cru tend to mature more quickly than those from the Champagnes.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Floral, orange blossom, gingerbread, salted butterscotch and tangerine.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Orange biscuit, orange marmalade, gingerbread and orange jam
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    Excl. VAT: £233.33 Incl. VAT: £280.00

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    Bottled in 2014 this single estate cognac has been aged for 34 years. Cognacs from this cru tend to mature more quickly than those from the Champagnes.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Floral, orange blossom, gingerbread, salted butterscotch and tangerine.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Orange biscuit, orange marmalade, gingerbread and orange jam
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