A reader of cognac-expert.com found this unopened bottle in his Grandfather’s cabinet: A beautiful J. G. Monnet & Co. Cognac Three Star bottle.

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JG Monnet et Cie Cognac Three Stars

The front label:  Label depicts three (3) stars, nFinest Cognac of premier growths and selection. Bottled in Cognac by J.G. Monnet & Co. Cognac
Monnet 4/5 Quart 84 Proof. And then there is a drawing of Green Dragon, the name of the cognac house J.G. Monnet & Co. Cognac. Produce of France Label again depicts 3 stars to the right.

Monnet New York Import Label

Further it says: Sole distributors for United States of America; National Distillers Products Corp., Import Division New York. N.Y. – National Distillers Logo depicted on left bottom

On the back label:
Distilled and bottled by J.G. Monnet & Co. Cognac; Drawing of dragon, Cognac is the product of distillation in pots stills of natural wines grown in the Cognac district – Monnett.

Cork Monnet Cognac

Cognac of premier growths and selection produced and bottled in Cognac, France signed by J.G. Monnet.  IMPRINTED ON GLASS BOTTLE FRONT: Dragon and on the back:  Federal Law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle J.G. Monnet & Co. Cognac.

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    Hi, I would like to make you a offer on you’r bottle
    Kind regards,

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    Nick Divito

    I have the same exact bottle of JG Monnet Cognac except mine was purchased in Italy by my grandfather imported from france to Italy, It has a date on the back label indicating the bottle in from 1929. Other than that the bottles are exactly the same. I will accept offers for the bottle at the above e mail address.

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    Luis E. Cortez

    i have the same bottle of cognac well take $800.00 dollars

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    Doug Schager

    I have this same bottle but have partially damaged label. Contents intact and looks just like the above photosl. Also has a South Dakota Acohol Tax Stamp. The Stamphas a Pheasant on it and a 15 cent tax.

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    I have the same bottle but the small label on the front says Special instead of the 3 stars does anyone know what that means – mine was imported to Quebec


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    I also have the same bottle – unopened as well. The front label is complete, but partially detached. The back label is damaged and only half intact.

    I will send pictures to anyone interested in making an offer – offers should begin at $575.

    Contact: [email protected]

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    I call BS here… nobody is going to pay $800 for that bottle. It is regular *** cognac from the 1940s! I bought 5 of these for $60 each at an auction in France a couple of years ago… All consumsed and sold by now but nothing great.
    About the same as Martell VOP except with a less prestigeous name. I wouldn’t pay over $125 for one of these bottles. Did anyone here actually sell a bottle at these ridiculous prices?

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    This is my original post for my Grandfathers botttle. I still have this available if there is interest, please let me know.

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    looking to sell 1 unopened J.G. Monnet & Co. Cognac – Monnet’s Anniversaire Cognac with
    unbroken red tax stamp imported by National Distillers Products Corp. NY. Produce of France
    4/5 Quart 82% Proof. No box or red neck label. ~ 1955 – 1960

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