Throughout the culinary world, curious eaters and drinkers are hunting for flavors that bear marks of provenance and authenticity. This applies to the spirits world, too, where the style of brandy known as Armagnac is increasingly drawing attention. Small-scale, single-varietal, grower-produced, single-barrel, cask-strength—Armagnac has all the aspects that adventurous drinkers have learned to love. Late last year, I headed to southwestern France to visit Armagnac’s homeland in Gascony, and along with Paris-based photographer Caleb Krivoshey, we toured some of the farms, distilleries and cellars behind this distinctive spirit.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of our favorite images from our travels, and pick up a copy of the May/June 2018 issue to read the full story.