Here come two old Hennessy Cognac bottles with a rather interesting story: “These 2 bottles, among many other obscure old bottles, we’re said to have been stored in the bottom of the Broadmoor Lake during prohibition. After prohibition was lifted the bottles were retrieved from the lake. My grandfather was a commander in the U.S. Air Force and with NORAD, and the bottles were given to my family as a token of appreciation for his service to Colorado Springs and all of North America. My family has a great deal of other obscure bottles from the period before prohibition, but these Hennessy bottles always seem to get the most attention. The bottles are unopened, but have different levels of liquid inside. “
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The label reads: Labels are worn and torn in places. Here is everything that can be read on the front label. Both bottles appear to be identical, but the second bottle’s labels are in far worse shape:
Hennessy (smaller top label)
Hennessy & Co. Cognac (larger label below with artwork)
Below the artwork on bottom center of label:
Bottom right of the label:
Back label is in bad shape, so only certain words are visible (“…” Indicates missing words):
“…eau de vie,…”
Not much else is readable, but you can see there are lots of French words on the back label. Also on the bottoms right of the rear label is a drawing of three banana shapes with the words:
Very faintly you can see there are more banana shapes on the left, but there don’t appear to be any writing in them.
Top of bottle is made out of metal and has the words “Hennessy Cognac”
There are three stars on the top label.
The second bottle, which is in far worse shape, also has a black stamp on it partially over the rear glass and the back label that says:
(Three stars) Hennessy Cognac
Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: I am not sure what to look for as far as stamps are concerned. But as mentioned earlier there is a black stamp on the second bottle that has three stars and says “Hennessy Cognac”
How has the bottle been stored:
- Up-right standing
Some more information about the bottle:
- 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
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