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.

Empty Bisquit Cognac Carafe Sells At Auction for 19,935 Euros

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.

Empty Bisquit Cognac Carafe Sells At Auction for 19,935 Euros

The ‘ceremony’ of this decanting will take place in the presence of both the President and Cellar Masters of Bisquit Cognac, Denis Lahouratate and Vincent Chappe.

Empty Bisquit Cognac Carafe Sells At Auction for 19,935 Euros

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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Sources: sudouest.fr

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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