Just hours to go till weekend and again something really special. One of our readers in Norway has a bottle of the exclusive Hardy Perfection Eau Cognac. It is part of the “Essential Elements” series that was – according to Hardy – the “worlds oldest known unblended cognac” with eaux-de-vie that are dating back to the 1870′s, the Pre-phylloxera days. Additionally it was a limited edition of just 300. This is Bottle Nr. 101.

And here comes what the reader tells us about his bottle “My former neighbor and friend Andre established the best and most famous Cognac bar in Norway 1996-1997 “BAR 1″ He ordered through good contacts 4 bottles of Hardy Perfection Eau Series for its cognac bar, and I was offered bottle # 101. Two of the remaining three bottles were sold to guests at the bar in 2cl / 4 cl glass and emptied within two years. The fourth bottle Ranked # 001/300 was not sold to guests at the bar, and I do not know who bought it, or where the bottle went. I’ve had it since then, and thought it was time and sell it to someone who knows more about cognac than me, and maybe will have it in their collection.”

(If you also have a Cognac bottle you would like to sell, or you need information about age or value – send us photos and information, just submit: Use this form – but please be aware: if you don’t follow the steps precisely, we will not publish your bottle.)

Hardy Perfection EauBottle front

The label reads: All original certificates and more from Hardy supplied, and the bottle is engraved with the bottle Ranked # 101/300 and more.
I have taken good shots and close-ups picture of all certificates and information from Hardy, labels, engravings and original embalsje for the bottle with more

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: I have not, or can not see such stamps or documents anywhere, but the bottle was imported and taxed by Bar1, Aker Brygge, Oslo

Hardy Perfection EauLabel front

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a cellar
  • At room temperature

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Hardy Perfection EauClose-up of cork

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Hardy Perfection Eau.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

For both bottle owners and potential buyers: If you want to get in touch with respective owners or buyers please send a mail to [email protected] expressing this wish.

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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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    1. What is your asking price for this bottle?

    2. Do you have the original box and certificate of authenticity?

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    I have a bottle of cognac perfection #516 all paperwork and box and goblets along with news clipping about this , I want to sell it . if interested get back to me

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