A reader has a cognac bottle of Napoleon 1811 Grande Reserve at home.
The bottle is located in Prescott, AZ, USA. The reader writes “My husband mowed the lawn of an elderly neighbor lady when he was a child. When they were both older, she gave it to my husband. This occurred about 25 or more years ago. We have had the bottle since then.”

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“whole bottle”

The label reads: Back label: Product of France. Contains about three quarters of a quart. Champagne. Distilled in 1811. Preserved in —–wood since its origine. Put into bottles in 1903 at Cognac. Eighty American Proof. The front label: Cognac Napoleon 1811 Grande Reserve. There is a picture of a man in uniform. There is a letter \\\”N\\\” with a design embedded in the bottle.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Top label over the cork: US internal revenue. 36-0066245 1811 cognac brandy Hearn Dep– Stores, Inc. New York, NY
Tax paid Distilled spirits 3/4 quart.

Side label: State of Illinois Series DG\\\’34 Alcoholic Liquor Tax paid the rate of 50 Cents per gal.

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front label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Cork seems to be dry
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The level of the cognac: Low shoulder: the cognac has reached the lower end of the shoulder.

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Cognac Napoleon 1811 Grande Reserve.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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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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    My offer 300$ including shipping
    Ship to new jersey

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