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Private Seller from Vancouver, Washington USA. Stored Up-right standing. All duties paid.
Condition: Everything seems fine. New and unopened.
Metal seal - in good condition
Fill level: Mid shoulder
LOT - 20204
Max von Olfers
Max von Olfers is the founder of Cognac Expert, and has 10 years of experience with collector item appraisals. The oldest Cognac Max has consumed is from 1855.
Malte Lukowski runs the operations & collector item departments at Cognac Expert, and has 4 years of experience with collector item appraisals. The oldest Cognac Malte has consumed is from 1920.
A Collector's Item Fit For a King: A Courvoisier VSOP 1960 Cognac
This very bottle was procured following the liquidation of an estate, and has been stored in a basement.
One of the best things about collector's Cognac is that one can often trace the unique history of each Cognac house through the oldest of bottles. With its long neck and short bottom, this very old Courvoisier VSOP decanter from 1960 is the sure ancestor of the current VSOP from this historic house.
This very Courvoisier VSOP is over 60 years old, and will be a unique blend of eaux-de-vie selected from the Fine Champagne growth area, aged between 8 and 12 years all those years ago.
Courvoisier can be considered a very regal Cognac indeed. And this collector's item is certainly fit for a king - in fact, it even features a seal that states "By Appointment of King George VI." King George, or "Bertie" as he was known, reigned as the King of England from 1936 until 1952.
As a result, he was recognized as a symbol of British determination during the Second World War. This Cognac is, therefore, a precious time capsule from a significant historical moment.
This exclusive Cognac is made up of eaux-de-vie from two regions in the Cognac appellation, each as famous and exclusive as each other. Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, with their chalky soil and rolling hills, are both considered amongst the premier regions for Cognac.
Courvoisier Cognac has also developed the nickname of “Le Cognac de Napoleon” as Napoleon Bonaparte held it in such high esteem. Legend has it that he even took with him hundreds of bottles during his exile.
Considered to be "The Brandy of Napoléon", this unique collector's item is very much a wartime collector's piece, celebrated by two war heroes - Napoléon Bonaparte and King George VI.
Presentation of the decanter
The decanter comes in a 70cl with an elegant, long neck and appealing moss green seal. It contains a royal badge of approval from the King of England.
Over Courvoisier Cognac
Courvoisier behoort tot de vier toonaangevende Cognachuizen in de wereld - ook wel bekend als de 'Grote Vier'. Volgens de legende koos keizer Napoléon zelf Courvoisier als zijn favoriete Cognac, daarom wordt Courvoisier ook wel "De Cognac van Napoleon" genoemd. Het bedrijf dateert van 1828 en heeft sindsdien haar hoofdkantoor in de stad Jarnac. Met prestigieuze flessen zoals Courvoisier Napoléon of Josephine staat het Cognachuis aan de top van de markt voor luxe gedistilleerde dranken. De Courvoisier VS, VSOP en Rose Liqueur zijn ook erg populair. De drank is sterk ingeburgerd in de Amerikaanse Hip Hop cultuur met Busta Rhymes en P.Diddy die het lied "Pass the Courvoisier" opdragen aan het traditionele merk.
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