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Special Birthday Gifts

We have a large and diverse selection of birthday gifts for the brandy connoisseur, ideal for that Special Birthday because all our cognacs and armagnacs are vintage and many have age statements. Specialising in luxury, vintage cognacs and armagnacs from single estate distillers we can offer unique and memorable presents for every occasion. To view the selection of Special Birthday presents for your birthday celebration go to Occasion Gifts on the bar above, then Special Birthday Gifts and then select the celebration of your choice or, use the menu on the left.

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  1. Delord Vintage 1948 Bas Armagnac

    Good armagnac in the traditional basquaise bottle with rich plummy flavours. These bottles are more expensive than the modern ones used today but were used for more than a hundred years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones with a richness highly regarded by connoisseurs. These post-war vintages are of great quality, but becoming short in supply.
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    Excl. VAT: £838.59 Incl. VAT: £1,006.31

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    Good armagnac in the traditional basquaise bottle with rich plummy flavours. These bottles are more expensive than the modern ones used today but were used for more than a hundred years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones with a richness highly regarded by connoisseurs. These post-war vintages are of great quality, but becoming short in supply.
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  2. Delord Vintage 1928 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    Great armagnac, great flavour and exceedingly rare. Like all the armagnacs from Delord this has great style and exhibits lots of fruit flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,495.58 Incl. VAT: £1,794.70

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    Great armagnac, great flavour and exceedingly rare. Like all the armagnacs from Delord this has great style and exhibits lots of fruit flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  3. Cognac Grosperrin 1988 Fins Bois
    From the cellars in Chermignac close to La Rochelle. These are exceptional cognacs with age statements. The firm only associates itself with naturally aged cognacs
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Elegant aroma of citrus fruits and cedar. It has a fresh and quite lively feature
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very few Fins Bois cognacs are approved by Brandyclassics. This is a credit to its makers and is highly regarded with its elegant grapefruit taste
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    Excl. VAT: £101.50 Incl. VAT: £121.80

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    From the cellars in Chermignac close to La Rochelle. These are exceptional cognacs with age statements. The firm only associates itself with naturally aged cognacs
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Elegant aroma of citrus fruits and cedar. It has a fresh and quite lively feature
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very few Fins Bois cognacs are approved by Brandyclassics. This is a credit to its makers and is highly regarded with its elegant grapefruit taste
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  4. Castarède Vintage 1968 Bas Armagnac

    Another gem from the cellars at Chateau de Maniban, the 1968 is distilled lower than most in the range and is probably one of the nicest from this particular distiller.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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    Excl. VAT: £214.95 Incl. VAT: £257.94

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    Another gem from the cellars at Chateau de Maniban, the 1968 is distilled lower than most in the range and is probably one of the nicest from this particular distiller.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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  5. Chateau Montifaud 1978 (Carafe) Cognac

    A vintage version of the VSOP but with more than 30 years maturing providing an enhanced richness and depth. This is a delicious cognac with beautiful soft tones and aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried apricot and peaches, although less pronounced than younger cognacs
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out with vanilla and sandalwood. This is much more complex than others and has some delightful qualities.
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    Excl. VAT: £149.75 Incl. VAT: £179.70

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    A vintage version of the VSOP but with more than 30 years maturing providing an enhanced richness and depth. This is a delicious cognac with beautiful soft tones and aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried apricot and peaches, although less pronounced than younger cognacs
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out with vanilla and sandalwood. This is much more complex than others and has some delightful qualities.
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  6. Cognac Hermitage 1988 Chez Richon Grande Champagne

    Cognac Masters 2013 - Gold Award

    The predominant house style of Chez Richon shows through in this cognac although it is rather sweeter and spicier than others from this house

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Roasted walnuts and some pineapple, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Different from other cognacs from this estate.The cognac has some quite spicy tones but is also slightly sweeter than the others. The flavour is reminiscent of roasted walnuts, spice and toffee
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    Excl. VAT: £105.98 Incl. VAT: £127.18

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    Cognac Masters 2013 - Gold Award

    The predominant house style of Chez Richon shows through in this cognac although it is rather sweeter and spicier than others from this house

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Roasted walnuts and some pineapple, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Different from other cognacs from this estate.The cognac has some quite spicy tones but is also slightly sweeter than the others. The flavour is reminiscent of roasted walnuts, spice and toffee
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  7. Hermitage 1917 & 60 Year Old Cognac Gift Presentation

    Hermitage 1917 Limited Edition Cognac was distilled more than 100 years ago and its partner has been aged in the barrel for 60 years. It is the long ageing process that gives cognacs depth of flavour, especially those from Grande Champagne, the premier cru. Two fantastic bottles of cognac history make the perfect gift for the cognac connoisseur.

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    Excl. VAT: £360.23 Incl. VAT: £432.28

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    Hermitage 1917 Limited Edition Cognac was distilled more than 100 years ago and its partner has been aged in the barrel for 60 years. It is the long ageing process that gives cognacs depth of flavour, especially those from Grande Champagne, the premier cru. Two fantastic bottles of cognac history make the perfect gift for the cognac connoisseur.

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  8. Hermitage Cognac Marie Louise Crystal Decanter

    Cognac Masters 2018 - Masters Award

    Hermitage Cognac Marie Louise is a 60-year-old Grande Champagne from one of the region's top artisan producers. It is offered in a limited first run of 50 decanters produced by Cumbria Crystal, the last producer of completely hand-blown and hand-cut, full-lead luxury English crystal in the UK. The complex aromas, intensity and depth of flavours created by its careful distillation and ageing have created a masterpiece of smoothness and an intensely rich rancio found only in the rarest of cognacs. This truly great cognac is named after Marie Louise, the second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She bore his son who was given the title 'Roi de Rome' and who later became Napoleon II.

    "Likely to be one of the finest cognacs you have tasted."  Victoria Moore, The Saturday Telegraph Luxury supplement, December 2017

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex aromas of mocha, dried prunes, roasted chestnuts and masala spice.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich and complex flavours of coffee, sultanas, toffee brittle, truffle, dried fig, cinnamon, hazelnut and clove
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    Excl. VAT: £1,443.75 Incl. VAT: £1,732.50

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    Cognac Masters 2018 - Masters Award

    Hermitage Cognac Marie Louise is a 60-year-old Grande Champagne from one of the region's top artisan producers. It is offered in a limited first run of 50 decanters produced by Cumbria Crystal, the last producer of completely hand-blown and hand-cut, full-lead luxury English crystal in the UK. The complex aromas, intensity and depth of flavours created by its careful distillation and ageing have created a masterpiece of smoothness and an intensely rich rancio found only in the rarest of cognacs. This truly great cognac is named after Marie Louise, the second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She bore his son who was given the title 'Roi de Rome' and who later became Napoleon II.

    "Likely to be one of the finest cognacs you have tasted."  Victoria Moore, The Saturday Telegraph Luxury supplement, December 2017

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex aromas of mocha, dried prunes, roasted chestnuts and masala spice.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich and complex flavours of coffee, sultanas, toffee brittle, truffle, dried fig, cinnamon, hazelnut and clove
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  9. Hermitage 1968 Petite Champagne Cognac

    The mid 1960s produced some excellent cognacs from Petite Champagne and this one is no exception. This is a lighter style cognac exhibiting many flavours which develop slowly but last well on the palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Needs to stand for a few minutes for the aromas to develop, they include hazelnuts, brioche, banana and gooseberries.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Roasted hazelnuts with brioche and a hint of lime. Develops with banana, blueberries and a hint of strawberries with the zest of lime influencing the tail.
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    Excl. VAT: £376.01 Incl. VAT: £451.21

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    The mid 1960s produced some excellent cognacs from Petite Champagne and this one is no exception. This is a lighter style cognac exhibiting many flavours which develop slowly but last well on the palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Needs to stand for a few minutes for the aromas to develop, they include hazelnuts, brioche, banana and gooseberries.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Roasted hazelnuts with brioche and a hint of lime. Develops with banana, blueberries and a hint of strawberries with the zest of lime influencing the tail.
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  10. Calvados Dupont Vintage 1988

    A silky smooth eau-de-vie made from 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic ones producing well integrated flavours of apple, vanilla and orange.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Intense and well balanced; the aromas of the calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal .
    Flavour:
    Flavour: A silky smooth eau-de-vie with well integrated flavours of apple, vanilla and orange.
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    Excl. VAT: £126.00 Incl. VAT: £151.20

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    A silky smooth eau-de-vie made from 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic ones producing well integrated flavours of apple, vanilla and orange.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Intense and well balanced; the aromas of the calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal .
    Flavour:
    Flavour: A silky smooth eau-de-vie with well integrated flavours of apple, vanilla and orange.
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  11. Hermitage 1944 Grande Champagne Cognac

    IWSC 2018 - Gold Outstanding Award

    "Absolutely superb! Do not wait to drink this." Judges comments

    Aged gently in 250 litre casks for more than half a century, this is a truly wonderful cognac. It has a rich complexity of aromas and flavours, all wrapped up in a rich rancio, that last for ages on the palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Passion fruit, orange blossom, plums, figs and Muscat grape
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums, sultanas, Muscat grapes, pineapple, cinnamon and toffee.
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    Excl. VAT: £730.70 Incl. VAT: £876.84

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    IWSC 2018 - Gold Outstanding Award

    "Absolutely superb! Do not wait to drink this." Judges comments

    Aged gently in 250 litre casks for more than half a century, this is a truly wonderful cognac. It has a rich complexity of aromas and flavours, all wrapped up in a rich rancio, that last for ages on the palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Passion fruit, orange blossom, plums, figs and Muscat grape
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums, sultanas, Muscat grapes, pineapple, cinnamon and toffee.
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  12. Clos des Saveurs 1978 Bas Armagnac

    The Clos des Saveurs Cellar Master has devloped a very close relationship with his suppliers. He is often found advising on the production of the eau de vie to ensure that the armagnac is of the highest possible quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Plum and white peach
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich and mellow with notes of vanilla in the tail.
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    Excl. VAT: £79.45 Incl. VAT: £95.34

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    The Clos des Saveurs Cellar Master has devloped a very close relationship with his suppliers. He is often found advising on the production of the eau de vie to ensure that the armagnac is of the highest possible quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Plum and white peach
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich and mellow with notes of vanilla in the tail.
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