Otard Francois Premier Grande Fine Champagne

A reader has a great Otard cognac bottle at home: OTARD FRANCOIS I BRAND COGNAC.

The bottle is located in Gallup, New Mexico USA. The Reader writes “When my mother immigrated to Gallup, New Mexico from Croatia in 1957 she worked in a bar that her father owned. A salesman sold her this bottle for $50 in December 1961 and told her that one day it would be worth some money. So we would like to find out if he was truthful.”

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“Cognac in Front of Box”

The label reads: OTARD FRANCOIS I BRAND COGNAC
GRANDE FINE CHAMPAGNE
80 PROOF PRODUCT OF FRANCE 4/5 QUART
Bottled by COGNAC OTARD, S.A. Cognac, France
Sole Agents in USA – SCHENLEY IMPORT CORP., NY NY

There is also a GOLD Label attached:
Baccarat of France, exclusively for Otard. It is altogether fitting that the House of OTARD should have selected Baccarat, famed throughout the world for the excellence of its crystal, as the most fitting decanter for the presentation of their finest cognac. Two outstanding examples of French charm, elegance and perfection.

A White Paper Label inside states:
Baccarat
a specialement edite ce flacon de cristal taille a la main pour
“LE COGNAC OTARD”

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: The original red label over the top of the bottle reads:
US Internal Revenue TAX PAID on one side and DISTILLED SPIRITS on the other side. Stamped on the label states SCHENLEY IMPORT CORPORATION NEW YORK, NY and the numbers 321475898

Baron Otard

Cognac Front Label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a humid place
  • In a cellar
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
Baron Otard Bottleneck

Cognac Cork

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of OTARD FRANCOIS I BRAND COGNAC.

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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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Comments (3)

  1. Michael November 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Your Otard crystal bottle is very nice and the cognac is good too. Having the original box is an extra nice touch.
    You didn’t mention whether you wanted to sell it? I would offer $700 for it + shipping costs if you did want to sell it.

  2. Michael November 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I am very interested in this bottle. Please let me know if you are interested in selling it.

  3. Mike December 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    If your bottle
    Available
    My offer 800$

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