One of our readers has this exclusive Hardy Perfection “Water” decanter from the “Essential Elements” series to offer. According to Hardy it’s the “worlds oldest known unblended cognac”, some of the eaux-de-vie are dating back to the 1870’s. And it is strictly limited: 300 decanters were made of each “Essential Elements”. This one is located in Connecticut, USA.
The reader tells us “A good friend who owned a liquor store had acquired it. He gave me the opportunity to buy it and took him up on the offer. I could not resist its allure. I have had the bottle resting at my home for some time and it is time to share its joys elseware.”
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The label reads: Written on front:
Cognac Perfectokn by A. Hardy & Company
Product De France
Net Content 750 ml
41% Alc by Vol.
Hand Written in white on bottom:
Cognac A. Hardy Perfection
Number at the base:
Written on the Neck Tag:
Dear madame & Dear sir
We wish to thank you for having chosen our magnificent perfection!! Assembled with loving care in the years prior to 1863 and thus pre phylloxera never to be seen again, by my great great grandfather, founder and visionary of our family firm. This cognac is our nuse having reposed quietly in our chais during more than a century since mother nature saw fit to give it birth in the Grand Champaign, the noble heart of our cognac region. It has slept here peacefully ever since, like a certain princes in her chateau. Having transcended time this cognac now reawoken noble and proud poses an immersue personality. It announces itself with a variable explosion of aroma complex with the multifaced astonishing in its freshness with its power yet intact. It will seduce you immediately agiain and again in your memory after its gone.
Such freshness lively and stimulating requires a special presentation. We commissioned christallerie daum to creat for the decanter wich you now hold in your hands. Only 300 exist each slightly different. The wafting colours recall the wafting perfume of perfection. conjugating with art.
Jacques hardy President.
Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: There is a round sel that is raised up off the bottle below the neck.
How has the bottle been stored:
- At room temperature
- Up-right standing
Some more information about the bottle:
- Cork seems to be dry
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 Cognac Perfection “Water”.
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.
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