Saint-Vivant de la Salle

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Saint-Vivant de la Salle

The legend of Saint-Vivant Armagnac, so the Google tale goes, dates back to 1559 when Saint-Vivant de la Salle, a noble lord who owned vineyards in Gascony, created a new spirit by accident and was delighted with the result. He named it after his region, Armagnac, and it was to become one of the most prestigious brandies in France. 

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La Martiniquaise

Presented in exclusive bottles with a slanted neck, decorated with a wax seal and a parchment label, Saint-Vivant Armagnacs are among the leading Armagnac brands. Created from the best soil in Gascony, Saint-Vivant Armagnacs are distilled using ancient traditions and matured to fulfillment in oak casks, where they develop their aromas and achieve their full potential. High-quality products with prestigious origins, Saint-Vivant Armagnacs are produced with a craftsman's care and attention to ensure that each variant is a unique reference. Today Saint-Vivant de la Salle is a subsidiary of  La Martiniquaise.

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Aygue de bito

However according to a document of 1411 in the archives of the department Haute Garonne (neighbouring the department Gers), a man called Antoine distilled wine at Toulouse to obtain aygue ardente, also called aygue de bito or eau de vie (water of life), a definition which implies that originally the products were used for medicinal purposes. A further document of 1441 records that “distilled spirit relieves pain, keeps one young and brings with it a joy.”

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