One of our readers sends us a photo and description of his bottle. It’s a three star J&F Martell bottle. To be precise: Martell Very Old Pale Cognac 70 Proof.

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J F Martell Old Pale

The bottle is really old looking, very odd bottle cap. on front of bottle it says “contents are guranteed pure grape brandy distilled in pot stills from wine produced exclusively in the cognac district of France. produce of France 70 Proof” on back it says “this slip should be unbroken”.

Martell bottle neck old

Do you think that it will still be ok to drink?

As always: Thanks for your comments. And what we can already say, yes, this cognac most certainly can be consumed.

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    It is ok to drink. Bttle from 1940’s or 50’s Have a bottle just ike it.

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    if you would like to sale contact me at [email protected] (Comment by Admin: Dear James, please make your offer here in this post, rather than posting your email address. Thank you for your understanding) always a buyer of cognac.

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    I have a 1843 bottle of Camus Cognac, my friend found it in her grandmas celler and gave it to me since my last name is Cognac.

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    lyn flack

    i found a bottle of this brandy in my mother-in-laws cuboard just the same as the one shown she is 99 so how old will this bottle of brandy be should i tip it away?

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    Hi i have an unopened bottle of martell
    very old pale cognac – was wondering how much a collector would pay for it?

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    How much will be the price for this bottle ,i have one home

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