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60th Birthday Gifts

There are so many things to look forward to when turning 60. This landmark birthday is so often the time to take stock of one’s life so far and look ahead to how one’s role and responsibilities might change. Be it retirement, becoming a grandparent or just finding more time for oneself the 60th birthday makes becoming a sexagenarian an exciting time. It certainly is a time to celebrate with friends and family so finding the perfect, unique 60th birthday gift will ensure the occasion is remembered for years to come. Whether buying for a brandy connoisseur or just an appreciator of fine, artisan products our vintage cognacs, armagnacs and calvados will always be winners. All those listed below have either been aged in oak casks for 60 years or were distilled in 1960. The best cognacs come from the top cru, Grande Champagne. In this cru the cognacs take the longest time to mature so 60 years of ageing produces very fine, smooth cognacs with a rich rancio – an effect highly sought after by connoisseurs. The very best armagnacs from the Bas cru and finest calvados from the Pays d’Auge appellation also benefit from the extra years of ageing and are a world apart from those generic blends found on supermarket shelves. These rare, expertly produced amber nectars are a real treat which can be enjoyed over time. Stored correctly they can last in perfect condition for years ensuring the 60th birthday memories go on and on. A lot has happened in the last 60 years - 1960 was the year that John F Kennedy became President of the USA.  A new dance craze 'The Twist' was started by Chubby Chequer and the classis American novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird' was published.  TV premieres included Coronation Street and The Flintstones whilst at the cinema 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Psycho' were seen for the first time.  Notable inventions included the 'Laser' and the 'Heart Pacemaker'.  Life has changed beyond all recognition since then, thanks to advances in technology.  Brandy production may now benefit from electronic bottling plants and grape picking machines but the traditional ageing process over decades has remained the same.

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  1. Cognac Glass Gift Set - Hermitage 60 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

    A really special Gift Set for the cognac connoisseur comprising a 20Cl bottle and one of our exclusive Hermitage Cognacs tulip-shaped tasting glasses. It is a wonderful opportunity to try one of our very old cognacs from the top cru at a fraction of the price. The Hermitage 60 Year Old Grande Champagne demonstrates the fine qualities that centuries of skill and understanding of the distillation process and cellar ageing produce.  

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is a great complexity of autumnal aromas in this cognac including cigar box, tobacco and truffle as well as ginger, clove and dried fig.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pure cognacs of great maturity are the finest expression of the distiller. The fine qualities of this cognac are a display of centuries of skill and understanding of distillation and cellar ageing. Flavours of truffle, clove, liquorice, burnt toffee and dried fig with a finish of dried mandarin are all qualities which can be enjoyed with a fine cigar.
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    Excl. VAT: £115.23 Incl. VAT: £138.28

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    A really special Gift Set for the cognac connoisseur comprising a 20Cl bottle and one of our exclusive Hermitage Cognacs tulip-shaped tasting glasses. It is a wonderful opportunity to try one of our very old cognacs from the top cru at a fraction of the price. The Hermitage 60 Year Old Grande Champagne demonstrates the fine qualities that centuries of skill and understanding of the distillation process and cellar ageing produce.  

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is a great complexity of autumnal aromas in this cognac including cigar box, tobacco and truffle as well as ginger, clove and dried fig.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pure cognacs of great maturity are the finest expression of the distiller. The fine qualities of this cognac are a display of centuries of skill and understanding of distillation and cellar ageing. Flavours of truffle, clove, liquorice, burnt toffee and dried fig with a finish of dried mandarin are all qualities which can be enjoyed with a fine cigar.
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  2. Montal 1960 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    This armagnac was bottled in 2007 after nearly 50 years of ageing. The long, slow maturation has produced a lovely rich prune flavour with just a hint of Rancio, much sought after by connoisseurs and lovers of fine armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Walnuts, cocoa and leather.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Mellow prune and quince flavours add to the complexity.
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    Excl. VAT: £297.65 Incl. VAT: £357.18

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    This armagnac was bottled in 2007 after nearly 50 years of ageing. The long, slow maturation has produced a lovely rich prune flavour with just a hint of Rancio, much sought after by connoisseurs and lovers of fine armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Walnuts, cocoa and leather.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Mellow prune and quince flavours add to the complexity.
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  3. Hermitage 1917 & 60 Year Old Cognac Gift Presentation
    Only one bottle remaining

    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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  4. Delord 1960 Bas Armagnac

    Distilled in 1960 and barrel aged until its recent bottling, this is another fine armagnac from the House of Delord.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Vanilla, butter, coffee, wood and orange liqueur
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Mellow and balanced, there are flavours of orange and coffee.
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    Excl. VAT: £398.79 Incl. VAT: £478.55

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    Distilled in 1960 and barrel aged until its recent bottling, this is another fine armagnac from the House of Delord.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Vanilla, butter, coffee, wood and orange liqueur
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Mellow and balanced, there are flavours of orange and coffee.
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  5. Hermitage 1960 Grande Champagne Cognac

    A beautifully complex, fine cognac from the southern part of Grande Champagne.  An initial burst of dark chocolate on the palate is followed by a host of different flavours including pork crackle, liquorice, marzipan, turmeric and kumquat.  An astonishingly good cognac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Tobacco, sour plum, liquorice and roasted coffee.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: An initial burst of dark chocolate on the palate is followed by a host of different flavours including pork crackle, liquorice, marzipan, turmeric and kumquat.
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    Excl. VAT: £430.00 Incl. VAT: £516.00

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    A beautifully complex, fine cognac from the southern part of Grande Champagne.  An initial burst of dark chocolate on the palate is followed by a host of different flavours including pork crackle, liquorice, marzipan, turmeric and kumquat.  An astonishingly good cognac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Tobacco, sour plum, liquorice and roasted coffee.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: An initial burst of dark chocolate on the palate is followed by a host of different flavours including pork crackle, liquorice, marzipan, turmeric and kumquat.
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  6. Hermitage 60 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

    This remarkable cognac comes from the top cru in Cognac known as Grande Champagne and has been aged in oak casks for more than 60 years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is a great complexity of autumnal aromas in this cognac including cigar box, tobacco and truffle as well as ginger, clove and dried fig.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pure cognacs of great maturity are the finest expression of the distiller. The fine qualities of this cognac are a display of centuries of skill and understanding of distillation and cellar ageing. Flavours of truffle, clove, liquorice, burnt toffee and dried fig with a finish of dried mandarin are all qualities which can be enjoyed with a fine cigar.
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    Excl. VAT: £442.21 Incl. VAT: £530.65

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    This remarkable cognac comes from the top cru in Cognac known as Grande Champagne and has been aged in oak casks for more than 60 years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is a great complexity of autumnal aromas in this cognac including cigar box, tobacco and truffle as well as ginger, clove and dried fig.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pure cognacs of great maturity are the finest expression of the distiller. The fine qualities of this cognac are a display of centuries of skill and understanding of distillation and cellar ageing. Flavours of truffle, clove, liquorice, burnt toffee and dried fig with a finish of dried mandarin are all qualities which can be enjoyed with a fine cigar.
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  7. Domaine de Guilhombeyrie 1960 Bas Armagnac
    This will be the replacement for the Domaine de Gachot 1960 from this house, which is becoming more scarce.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Powerful and elegant nose with aromas of coffee and cocoa.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Bold, supple and mellow in the mouth with a lovely finish of roasted almonds
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    This will be the replacement for the Domaine de Gachot 1960 from this house, which is becoming more scarce.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Powerful and elegant nose with aromas of coffee and cocoa.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Bold, supple and mellow in the mouth with a lovely finish of roasted almonds
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  8. Hermitage Diamond Jubilee 60 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

    The Diamond Jubilee really had to be something very special and this remarkable 60 year old meets every criteria of fine cognac. This was made by one of France’s finest distillers and kept in the family for more than 60 years developing the qualities much sought after by experts and connoisseurs alike. The availability of this cognac is strictly limited.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: This is an absolutely magical aroma which becomes apparent after it has stood for a while. There are aromas of plums, nutmeg, cloves, medlars, kumquats, dried papaya, almonds and a host of other wonderful smells
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The taste is even more magical than the aroma. There is a tangy richness to this masterpiece of cognacs and a taste complexity of many flavours including roasted nuts citrus peel, tobacco, nutmeg limes and kumquats. Coupled to all that there is a rancio which somehow enhances all the flavours, marrying them together in a totally balanced harmony and long aftertaste. This is a masterpiece and worthy of a Queen.
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    Excl. VAT: £530.65 Incl. VAT: £636.78

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    The Diamond Jubilee really had to be something very special and this remarkable 60 year old meets every criteria of fine cognac. This was made by one of France’s finest distillers and kept in the family for more than 60 years developing the qualities much sought after by experts and connoisseurs alike. The availability of this cognac is strictly limited.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: This is an absolutely magical aroma which becomes apparent after it has stood for a while. There are aromas of plums, nutmeg, cloves, medlars, kumquats, dried papaya, almonds and a host of other wonderful smells
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The taste is even more magical than the aroma. There is a tangy richness to this masterpiece of cognacs and a taste complexity of many flavours including roasted nuts citrus peel, tobacco, nutmeg limes and kumquats. Coupled to all that there is a rancio which somehow enhances all the flavours, marrying them together in a totally balanced harmony and long aftertaste. This is a masterpiece and worthy of a Queen.
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  9. 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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