Bhakta 50 Year Old Armagnac Barrel 17: Winston
(Gascony, France) - [IW&SC 98]
Regular price $470.00 Sale price $389.97 Save $80.03
- Barrell 17 - Winston
- From Whistle Pig founder Raj Peter Bhakta
- Finished in Islay casks at 93 Proof
- The boldness of Scotch melds with the floral richness of Armagnac, resulting in endless layers of complexity
- Bottled at 92.9 Proof to delight the whiskey lover's palate
BHAKTA 50 boasts a completely unique profile. A nose of aged leather and smoky cigar lounges melts into a palate of peaty creosote that softens into floral, even spicy notes of mulled fruit and roasted nuts. A persistent finish of peat and nutmeg linger on the palate.
Awards & Reviews
94 Points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022
98 Points, Gold - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
Top 100 Spirits Of 2021 - Wine Enthusiast
"A blend of old Armagnacs—the youngest is 50 years old, the oldest was distilled in 1868—finished in Islay whisky casks. The nose is all luscious crème brûlée, but the palate shows little of that. Cinnamon and black pepper are followed by surprising mesquite and bacon fat notes. The finish is more delicate, with hints of dried apricot, chamomile tea and cigar wrapper leading into a lightly smoky and spicy exhale."
GOLD MEDAL, INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR - BRANDY CONSUMER CHOICE AWARDS 2021
MASTER - 2020 GLOBAL SPIRITS MASTERS LUXURY CATEGORY
Highest honors, Master Medal in Luxury
Unanimous score of 90-100 from all judges
Tastiest Spirits of 2020 - Bloomberg
"Bhakta represents an elegant and melodious mixing of 38 barrels' worth of exceedingly rare juice."
"A superb brandy. Extraordinarily old, yet still manages to retain a freshness and fruitiness that belies its age" - Forbes