+++ Update +++ This was a false story by German BILD. Entertaining but false. +++ A few days after publishing this article, we found out it was a hoax! The images are all photoshopped and/or out of context +++ A great example of ‘fake news’ (even when motivated by economic rather than political motives) +++

Hitler’s secret booze stash discovered! A great Cognac treasure was found close to the famous water castle Moritzburg in Saxonia.


The Saxon royal family used to live here until 1945.


Today, a Nazi secret was unveiled: Adolf’s secret Hennessy stash.


A lot of Cognac was discovered, mainly Hennessy cognac (looks like 3 star Hennessy bottles) – probably looted goods from France.


The man who found the treasure, Mister Stelzer, bought a part of the castle in 2007 and started to rebuild the place.

“I found the bottles in a deep cellar under the earth,” says Stelzer. “Hitler stashed gigantic stocks of Cognac and Champagne here.”


Apparently the goods were brought here from Berlin in 1944 because of heaving air attacks. Other stuff which was found in the cellars: Cheese, biscuits, butter, salami, coffee, chocolate and cigarettes.


Stelzer: “The Russians looted everything on May 8, 1945.” But apparently they forgot the best part: Cognac.

NOTE: A few days after publishing this article, we found out it was a hoax!! The images are all photoshopped, believe it or not.
via bild, photos by Lutz Weidler, Picture Alliance 

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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