The story of France’s oldest brandy is inextricably linked with the spirit and traditions of the country’s famous Gascony region – its rich cuisine, its rural lifestyle and its famous sons, the Three Musketeers.

Come with me on a visit to three very different Armagnac producers and enjoy the beauty of South West France on the way: its medieval villages, lush countryside and bustling markets.

Editors: Contact me for the full story – I’ve recently been there and I can write from first hand knowledge