Bhakta 50

The Great Statesmen. Now available

Now available for a limited release

The Great Statesmen

A rare opportunity

The oldest distilled spirits on earth, harmoniously blended.

A taste that transcends time to 1868. The elixir of wisdom.

A limited release of 350 bottles of the world’s rarest liquid, aged for over a century and finished in Islay Scotch whisky casks.

The Spirit of Time

BHAKTA 50 was born after Raj Peter Bhakta discovered a cache of ultra-rare Armagnac barrels hidden in the cellar of a centuries-old French chateau. Crafted from a blend of mythical vintages that trace their provenance as far back as the mid-1800s, each sip of BHAKTA 50 is infused with the wisdom of 150 years of barrel aging and the truth of over seven centuries of tradition.

The Great Statesmen Collection

History, Pride, and Patriotism

History, Pride, and Patriotism

To commemorate the heads of state of three mighty, righteous nations this summer—France, England, and the United States of America—we are releasing The Great Statesmen Collection.

Each of these three rare barrels of BHAKTA 50 is named for a leader of profound historical significance, and their combined release commemorates the crucial alliance of their peoples—and coincides with the national days of both the U.S.A. and France: Independence Day on July 4th and Bastille Day on July 14th (regrettably, England has no official national day).

Founding Father

Barrel 38

Founding Father

"Washington”—our esteemed Founding Father, the victorious Commanding General of the Continental Army, and the first president of the United States. Washington set the tone for the nation, ruling the country with integrity and fairness. He took a neutral stance in foreign relations and believed that respect for opposing views was critical to achieving equity and progress.

Tenacious Statesman

Barrel 29

Tenacious Statesman

"De Gaulle”—the gallant leader of Free France against Nazi Germany, the fearless founder of the French Fifth Republic, and the nation’s president for more than a decade. A tenacious statesman, de Gaulle had strong beliefs that he abided by in all his actions.

Iron Lady

Barrel 31

Iron Lady

"Thatcher”—Britain’s longest-serving Prime Minister, and the first woman to ever rise to the nation’s highest elected office. The “Iron Lady” was a force to be reckoned with for her uncompromising politics. She was a proponent of strong nationalism, forging policies to make Britain fiercely independent.

The Great Statesmen Collection

BHAKTA 50

Year 50+

Ml 750

Bottles 350 ea.

$450 ea.

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The Statesmen Barrel Odyssey

Bhakta 50

The Statesmen Barrel Odyssey

3-pack of 50ml bottles $99

BHAKTA 27-07

Normandy, meet Gascony

Normandy, meet Gascony

BHAKTA 27-07 is a deeply aged blend of Calvados and Armagnac, a delightful union of two ancient French distilling traditions. It’s the perfect entry into the rarefied world of aged spirits.

While the 27-07’s intended age statement—7 years at its youngest, and 27 at its oldest—already placed it among the oldest spirits widely available today, its creation was the result of a blending mishap at Chateau BHAKTA in Condom, France, which almost cost our Cellar Master Giles his job. . . based on the vintages actually used in the blend, the true age of 27-07 is 18 at its youngest, and 49 at its oldest.

Calvados and Armagnac Blend

BHAKTA 27-07

Year 7+

ML 750

ALC 45%

Cases 1000

$80

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"Based on the blend we’ve tried, exquisite hits the mark."

Tony Sachs, Robb Report

The Bhakta Miracle

A liquid relic lost to time

A liquid relic lost to time

The oldest and rarest distilled spirits collection on earth nearly disappeared to the ages. A mysterious odyssey winding through time and space culminated with a miraculous discovery: A hidden cache of ancient, exquisite spirits perfectly preserved—their centuries of wisdom finally ready to be shared with the world.

French evolution

French evolution

Tracing their provenance back 150 years, each barrel contains the exquisite legacy of the Armagnac region of France. Crafted using ancient techniques passed on through generations, BHAKTA Armagnac represents the modern expression of a timeless art. 

Armagnac, the elixir of life

Armagnac, the elixir of life

First distilled by French clergy for religious ceremonies, Armagnac dates as far back as the 1300s. Treasured for its therapeutic benefits, Armagnac soon travelled the known world and earned renown for its fragrant, bold, and complex flavours.

Our Story

The Founder's Tale

The Founder's Tale

Raj Peter Bhakta is the founder of BHAKTA Spirits and WhistlePig Whiskey. Having built the luxury rye whiskey category, Bhakta is now doing the same on a grander scale for Armagnac.

 

A first generation American and son of immigrants, Bhakta attended the Hill School in Pottstown, PA, before graduating Boston College. Formerly an investment banker, U.S. Congressional candidate, and contestant on The Apprentice, he lives in Poultney, Vermont, where he is leading the revitalization effort of Green Mountain College, which he purchased in 2020 and on whose campus BHAKTA Spirits is headquartered.

The BHAKTA Philosophy

The BHAKTA Philosophy

BHAKTA Spirits possesses the oldest, rarest, and most valuable collection of spirits in the world. 


A luxury brand dedicated to reviving, valorizing, and championing the ancient and overlooked, BHAKTA’s crown jewel is its extensive and globally unparalleled stocks of vintage Armagnac dating back to 1868. This once-in-a-lifetime discovery has become a singular event in the world of spirits.