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Napoleon Cognac Possibly 1815 70cl
An old bottle of Napoleon Cognac from France.
The seller of this bottle has had this bottle in his family for many years, having inherited it from his wife's grandfather, a British businessman who was director of American manufacturer International Harvester, a producer of agricultural and construction equipment.
He was gifted it from the patron of the Hôtel du Soleil d'Or in Saint-Dizier in north eastern France with whom he was a regular guest. The hotelier claimed it was one of small number of bottles found in 1948 behind a bricked up fireplace in the hotel. The businessman's son remembered that the date on the label was clearly visible as '1815' before the label faded to its current condition, and it is no longer clear.
Please note, there is no size or ABV stated on the label, but this appears to be a 70cl bottle.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear. Please note the imperfection in the back of the glass. We recommend this bottle only for collection due to the fragility of the glass.
The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.
Base of neck