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This time in “You’ve got a bottle?”: A reader send us photos and questions on his old bottle of Vieux Cognac Fins Bois. A bottle with a nice front label but no producer named..  there is no label on tha back. An unkown beauty.

Bottle of Vieux Cognac Fins Bois

The text on the front label is: VIEUX COGNAC FINS BOIS.

Vieux Cognac Fins Bois

The reader has recently received this bottle of his grandfather and now is looking for information on this bottle. The cork on looks like lead or tin material along with a bit of red through it.

Cork Cognac

Our reader’s family says the bottle was bought for the christning of his late father so this would makes the bottle being in the family for over 75 years.

Now what’s interesting: We see three stars (the sign of VS) at the bottle neck but it says VIEUX COGNAC. And it comes from the Fins Bois area. Vieux means OLD, but three stars are not really old, as it means it’s VS = 2 1/2 years aged in oak barrels.

Please, if you have any ideas where this bottle comes from.. give us your comments!

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A Vieux Cognac Fins Bois received from grandfather

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


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    Gunnar Sigdestad

    I’ve seen an old photograph of a bottle with a similar labeling in Norway. I think the cognac was imported on barrels, perhaps different 3-star cognacs mixed, and bottled at the wine-dealer in Oslo or Bergen. Hence the labels of unspecified brands.

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    bettina sharer

    can anybody tell me what this bottle is worth……

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