Here comes another one of these charming old Hennessy Cognac bottles. This one is located in New Jersey, USA.

Let’s see what’s the story of this fine piece: “About seven years ago I was helping my aunt in Brooklyn, New York to clean out her apartment and she told me to take whatever bottles of alcohol I wanted because she was going to throw them all out! This bottle stood out to me so I took it along with another one. My aunt has since passed away, she was in her late 80’s. I know this bottle had to have been in the back of her closet for 30-40 years if not longer.”

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The label reads: V.O.
Jas. Hennessy & Co.

El Cognac Hennessy es el producto
de la destilacion de los vinos escogidos con to
do cuidado por nosotros de entre los mejores
que se producen en el Distrio de Cognac, en el
cual el Sol, el Suelo, el Tiempo y Nuestro
Cuidado han contribuido a la creacion de una
bebida inimitable. Nuestros productos van
acompanados al ser importados por el ” Acquit
Refional Jaune d’Or” (Certificado Reginal
Amarillo Oro).

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Although the metal/wax seal is intact (see pics) the paper seal is torn. All I can make out is “Importation directa de S.A. (missing) Maracaibo”

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

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 Hennessy V.O. Cognac.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion.

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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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    Very nice bottle, it is from 1950s-60s and is bit low on the level. How is the content? Is the cognac nice an clear or are there particles floating in it?

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    This is my bottle…

    I just noticed the bottle says “fecha 31 de Agosto de 1950” (August 1950)

    As for any floating particles; it looks good. Held up to the light I don’t see anything.

    Any idea on the value? In recent years I’ve seen the same empty bottle go for $75-$200 on eBay.

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    I can’t speak for the value of an empty bottle but I am sure just as the once that are not empty its value is determined by age, condition and how rare. With that being said I can offer $350.

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    Also just so you have an idea of the quality and value I am adding a chart bellow. v.o cognac is aged no less then 4 years and this puts it just a hair above the v.s or 3 star cognac and bellow v.s.o.p

    •A.C.: Two years old. Aged in wood

    •V.O., Very Old: Aged a minimum of four years

    •V.S., Very Special: Three years of aging in wooden casks. Very often called Three Star

    •V.S.O.P. Very Superior Old Pale: Minimum aging is eight years in wood for the youngest in the blend. Industry average is between 10 and 15 years old, which is why it’s sometimes known as Five Star

    •X.O., Extra Old: Also called Luxury. Has a minimum age of eight years. This class also can include Napoleon and Vielle (“Reserve”)

    •Napoleon/Extra/Vielle Reserve: Napoleon had nothing to do with it, except to order this type of Cognac. At least four years old, but generally much older than that

    •Varietal: Made using only one type of varietal grape

    •Vintage: Aged and was put into the bottle in the year of the vintage

    •Hors d’Age: Too old to figure out the age. A true gem

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    This is a 1950s bottle – I have bought a number of them but never one imported into Venezuela. This was a rather common cognac when it was sold in stores 63 years ago. You still find quite a few of them in France.
    My best offer is $400. Get in touch with me if interested in selling. I’m in Maryland.

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    Just found these responses in my spam folder. Anyone still interested in this bottle? I still have it…

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    Yes I am still very interested. The picture is gone so you would need to resubmit to Sebastian. I don’t remember your bottle exactly… but I know I wanted it.

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