You’ve got a bottle? We help you with finding more information and eventually value and price! One of our readers sent us this old Cognac bottle…  it is a very old James Hennessy bottle.

James Hennessy Cognac bottle

It has its original lead capsule intact imprinted with the words:

Bottled By / Lang Bros Ltd / Distillers and Wine Merchants / Glasgow

The Main label reads:

James Hennessy & Co  Liqueur  Cognac / Bottled By Lang Bros., Ltd., Glasgow

The middle label is printed with three anchors and rope (see photo). There also appears to be another label missing below the main label.

Label Cognac James Hennessy

Our reader has been in contact with Lang Bros Ltd in order to shed some light on this bottle however they have been unable so far to provide any further information.  Although they have shown interest and are continuing to look into the subject.

The bottle came from an old relatives house in the Glasgow area.

Bottle neck Cognac James Hennessy

Any help or information would be appreciated.  The reader also considers selling the bottle.

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    Apparantly, this may be one of those ‘imitiation’ Hennessy bottles that have been produced around those days…

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    I believe this bottle to be genuine. James Hennessy was the son of the founder Richard Hennessy. The company was initially named Hennessy’s (since 1765)but renamed after James (Jas) Hennessy in 1872. Its therefore save to state that the bottle is from after 1872The labels are the product of Lang Bros who did use nautical figures on their bottles. If the owner would like to sell this bottle I would be happy to speak with him.

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    If you would like to sale this bottle i would love to talk with you

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    Please could you tell me if this bottle is still for sale?

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    Kevin McKeown

    I have consigned this bottle to auction at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow. They have assured me it will be going up for sale along with other spirits / wines on 27th November 2010. The initial estimate they gave me was GBP £200-£300. Is this a fair price? They also assured me there is every possibilty it may do more… 🙂

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    man's chan

    Hi,If you want to sell,I would offer a high price,
    thank you!

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    I have an old hand made bottle of hennesey Cognac. Looks Very old. Blue glass.Wondering how old?

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    please let me know if the bottle is still for sale

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    I have an old 70% proof bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P fine champagne ??
    would you be interested

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    I am interested but need to see photos. There are too many different types and style of Hennessy VSOP.

    Please contact Sebastian to open a thread with pictures for your bottle. I cannot contact you directly through this site because they want all sales to be conducted openly on the site.

    FYI: 70 proof UK = 80 proof USA = 40% ABV… same as most cognacs.

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