A lazy and sunny sunday afternoon and this Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac that one of our readers from Illinois, USA has to offer.

The Reader writes “My father was a liquor distributor from the time he came home from WWII in the South Pacific as a lieutenant Commander U.S. Navy. He took over his father in law’s liquor distribution company. Renfield was one of the companies that he represented. We have a few partially empty crystal decanters left from his collection. This is the only one that was unopened and full. My father died in 1999 at the age of 79. I never asked him about these bottles but my mother kept them after his death. When my mother came to live with us in 2001, the bottles came with her. She died in 2007 and the bottles became mine. My parents never drank at home unless they were entertaining. As they got older, entertaining became less and less frequent. I guess that is why the unopened bottle exists. They were likely waiting for a visit from Louis XIII himself. I have no need for the cognac. I would only open such a bottle for the birth of my only son’s first child. Since my son is a recovering addict with three years of sobriety at just 18 years old and a freshman in college, it seems best to sell this item and put the money to good use as an investment in education or in our home. One of the crystal decorative fins is broken but the bottle other than that is in tact. I have the matching crystal stopper for the bottle but do not have the original box or documentation. Photo of the bottle is on a backgammon board that was given to my father by Cutty Sark and has his name engaved on a plate. My father was an educated, charming and kind man. Everyone from the nuns at the school where I attended to the local unsavory saloon customers that he dealt with in business loved him. He was universally adored. I hope this bottle finds its way to a good home where they can toast to the life and times of my father.”

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacWhole Bottle with Stopper

The label reads: Remy Martin Cognac on neck of bottle and on Top of Bottle Cap where a Paper label or bottle stamp partially covers bottle cap. Bottle stamp has numbers 724011215 one one side and 4-I-89 on the other side. There are paper labels on the base of the bottle on both sides. Side one reads Distilled and bottled by : E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac 4/5 quart 80 proof imported by Renfield Importers LTD, Union J.J. Printed in France Produce of France. Side two reads Grand Champagne Louis SIII Brand 4/5 Quart Rares Reserve 80 Proof E. Remy Martin & Co – Cognac Printed in France. The bottom side of the bottle has etched label reading E. Remy & Co Cognac France Made in France by Baccarat. There is also on the bottom what appears to be a Baccarat seal of some sort but it is hard to make out.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Remy Martin Cognac on neck of bottle and on Top of Bottle Cap where a Paper label or bottle stamp partially covers bottle cap. Bottle stamp has numbers 724011215 one one side and 4-I-89 on the other side

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacClose up of label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • I don’t know

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacClose up of bottle top sealed unopened

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 Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac.

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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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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    Hello, i am interested in the bottle and could pay paypal right away.How much are you asking ? Thanks.

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    Hello, nice bottle , how can i contact you and how much are you asking ? Thanks.

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    Please make your very best offer on this forum. It needs to be reviewed by Cognac Forum Expert. Looking for the highest possible offer of course to get the full value of my family heirloom. I believe we need to exchange offer/asking price through [email protected] Thank you for your interest! Laurie

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    Dear Laurie, thanks for your comment. As the function of the ‘submit your bottle’ section is purely to connect bottle owners and potential purchasers, offers aren’t reviewed by Cognac-Expert.com. We recommend to discuss the important details such as interest, price, location and so on via the comment thread and afterwards we will put you in touch with interested buyers. If you have any further questions on this please don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected]. Thanks & kind regards, Cognac-Expert

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    Thank you Sebastian. Mike would you pay be willing to pay $1800 for my bottle? Let me know what you have in mind. Thanks. Wasn’t sure how all this worked on the forum. Sebastian clarified the process for me.

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    Hi Sebastian – How do I get in touch with the interested party, Mike, in this comment thread? Sorry I do not have much experience with these sorts of matters. Thank you! Laurie

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    Dear Laurie,

    first we recommend to clarify the important details (such as interest, price, location and so on) via the comment function. Once this is done, please contact us via [email protected].

    To put you in touch with potential buyers we ask you to support this service with a nominal fee of 5% of the final price agreed. These amounts help us improve the blog and make the website better for bottle owners, collectors and everyone else who uses it. And naturally, in the event that you don’t end up completing the sale of your bottle, this amount will be refunded.

    Kind regards,

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    1. What is your piece for this bottle?

    2. Do you have the box for it?


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    Hi Mike- $1800 or best offer. No box but have stopper. Two fins broken. Let me know if u are interested. Thanks!

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    With no box and, especially, 2 broken fins, I may offer about $1000.

    Let me know if you are interested.


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    How bout $1000 plus cost to ship and insure? I am in the Chicago area. I should think shipping to be around $40 or $50? Putting your payment towards my sons college tuition. He attends one of the very few colleges in the nation with an on campus recovery dorm and addiction treatment program. So need to be rid of this item. Let me know. Thanks. Laurie

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    Hi Laurie,

    There is no need to ship the bottle.

    I will be visiting my relatives in Chicago-land (Wheeling and Arlington Heights) at the end of July.

    By the way, do you happen to have those 2 broken off fins?


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    I am afraid I do not. So we have a deal? I work at the merchandise mart if u r planning to be in the city during the week as a tourist. Let me know next steps. Thank you. Laurie

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    Hi Mike,

    I replied to comment email rather than submitting directly in thread. I think however Sebastian was kind enough to put my comment in the thread. I will be out of town for the next two weeks with limited access to email. I will check emails every day to every other day depending on if I have a connection to the internet where I am traveling. Thanks and see you in end of July! Laurie

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    Hi Laurie,

    Yes, we have a deal for $1000.

    See you at the end of July.


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    I’ll give you 1300 today . If it’s still available .

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    I am so sorry. Bottle was sold last week for $1000. Wish we could have connected sooner! Best, Laurie

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