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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 1979. Michael Jackson released his breakthrough album 'Off the Wall' and Gloria Gaynor was singing 'I Will Survive'. The general knowledge quiz game, Trivial Pursuits was launched, as was the Sony Walkman, heady days indeed! It has been an eventful 40 years across the world but the 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 born in 1979 and celebrating their 40th Birthday this year along with Pink, Kate Hudson, James McAvoy and the aptly named singer, Brandy!

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  1. Clos des Saveurs 1979 Bas Armagnac

    Armagnacs are aged in oak casks to develop their flavours. This vintage was harvested in 1979 and aged for almost 40 years in wood before being bottled.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune and woody vanilla
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lightly caramelized with cocoa and notes of toasted nuts
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    Excl. VAT: £77.99 Incl. VAT: £93.59

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    Armagnacs are aged in oak casks to develop their flavours. This vintage was harvested in 1979 and aged for almost 40 years in wood before being bottled.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune and woody vanilla
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lightly caramelized with cocoa and notes of toasted nuts
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  2. Delord 1979 Bas Armagnac

    Armagnacs from a single year are often the result of several distillations and can be enchanting, this is certainly one of them. The flavours here are all plummy and pruney, rich and voluptuous.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Wood, pine, coffee, nut and rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Full, balanced flavours of liquorice and coffee and a long finish.
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    Excl. VAT: £86.46 Incl. VAT: £103.75

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    Armagnacs from a single year are often the result of several distillations and can be enchanting, this is certainly one of them. The flavours here are all plummy and pruney, rich and voluptuous.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Wood, pine, coffee, nut and rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Full, balanced flavours of liquorice and coffee and a long finish.
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  3. Castarède 1979 Bas Armagnac

    The Castarède family has managed this Armagnac house for 6 generations. This 1979 vintage is a well balanced armagnac, typical of the Castarède house style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Delicate perfumed aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Long and rich on the palate with flavours of peach, prune and vanilla
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    Excl. VAT: £90.32 Incl. VAT: £108.38

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    The Castarède family has managed this Armagnac house for 6 generations. This 1979 vintage is a well balanced armagnac, typical of the Castarède house style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Delicate perfumed aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Long and rich on the palate with flavours of peach, prune and vanilla
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  4. Hermitage 40 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

    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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    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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  5. Hermitage 1979 Grande Champagne Cognac

    A delicate but complex cognac with many exceedingly fine qualities. It has a nose of mangosteen and mown grass, whilst on the palate the grapefruit develops into marmalade and toast with thyme and brioche.The finish of dry grapefruit is long and appealing consistent with the best cognacs from this cru.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Pineapple syrup and roasted walnuts, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There are many quite powerful flavours with a pineapple, walnut, spice, banana and medlar fruits complexity on the palate. Its intense flavour is unusually enhanced by its slightly higher than normal strength. Good balance and very long on the palate. This is at an ideal strength for the cognac.
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    Excl. VAT: £176.48 Incl. VAT: £211.78

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    A delicate but complex cognac with many exceedingly fine qualities. It has a nose of mangosteen and mown grass, whilst on the palate the grapefruit develops into marmalade and toast with thyme and brioche.The finish of dry grapefruit is long and appealing consistent with the best cognacs from this cru.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Pineapple syrup and roasted walnuts, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There are many quite powerful flavours with a pineapple, walnut, spice, banana and medlar fruits complexity on the palate. Its intense flavour is unusually enhanced by its slightly higher than normal strength. Good balance and very long on the palate. This is at an ideal strength for the cognac.
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