Well, here at Cognac Expert we’re quite used to reporting about some superb cognacs that have sold for good prices at auction. But this is probably one of the first times that we’ve ever come across an empty decanter that fetched nearly 20 thousand euros! Yes, you read that correctly – it was empty!
But actually, the lucky winner of the carafe was actually bidding for a whole lot more than simpy the decanter. Although, we have to say, the Cristal de Bohèm decanter, courtesy of Bisquit Cognac and named ‘Origin’, is certainly a beautiful work of art.
The sale took place at a charity auction in Cape Town, South Africa. The unidentified gentleman who placed the winning bid not only gets the decanter, but a business class flight to France, a luxurious break and the unique opportunity to draw 50 cl of cognac from a single barrel of some of Bisquit Cognac’s most sought after blend of Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie.
The decanter, Origin, is a brand new model, designed by artisan, Benedict Maltier, from Poitiers, France. Not only does the crystal decanter sit snuggly inside a white leather casing, but the packaging cleverly holds four crystal tulip glasses in its pedestal from which to taste the cognac.
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