This Hennessy Cognac has laid in the original cask at least 14 years. Bottled in spring of 1916. This Cognac was shipped to the reader direct from the New York Custom House and it has been held by our user ever since.

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Jas. Hennessy Cognac "Torger Hansen" Bottled in 1916, Exported to NYC

This is a full bottle image of the front of the bottle of Hennessy

The label reads: JAS. HENNESSY COGNAC
Imported From France
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One Full Quart Proof 146
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TORGER HANSEN
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Our readers writes:

This bottle came from an estate auction from a gentleman that travelled from the midwest to California then settled in Oregon. The story is that He purchased this bottle and another bottle of AQUAVIT No1 in 1920, when they started their travels. When they got to Oregon they opened both bottles, consuming half the Hennessy and only a couple shots of the Aquavit No1. (he and his wife each had some), then both bottles were resealed with wax in the late 1940’s and never opened again. ( I also purchased the bottle of Aquavit No1)

Jas. Hennessy Cognac "Torger Hansen" Bottled in 1916, Exported to NYC

This is the wax seal that was put on the bottle in the late 1940’s

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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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