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Trying Out Viking Ocean Cruises’ Armagnac and Chocolate Tasting

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Before trying armagnac onboard Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Star, I thought it was simply cognac by year, but I was wrong. Thanks to an expert tasting paired with chocolates I now know a bit more on the subject, even if my palate is not quite refined enough to fully appreciate the subtleties in taste.

As it turns out, both cognac and armagnac are varieties of brandy associated with a specific region; either Cognac, France or Armagnac in Gascony respectively. However, armagnac has the distinction of being the oldest French brandy.

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Viking cleverly makes its wide collection of armagnac available by age from 1935 to 1965 for specific years or aged more ge

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