“You’ve got a bottle?” – Yes. And this time it is a very strange one. One of Cognac Expert’s readers sent us his unkown bottle,  and it looks rather crazy.

San Marino Cognac

Apparently it comes from the republic of San Marino.  But as you know, this is impossible, as Cognac only comes from Cognac country, Charente, France.

So is it perhaps a Cognac dedicated to the Republic? Our reader tells us it is a very old bottle that has been in grandmother’s basement for decades. It was given to her by her sister who bought it in San Marino.

Republic of San Marino Cognac

It is in a leather bound bottle and sealed with what looks like a thick layer of wax. It has never been opened and all the label says is “Rep. San Marino” and “Cognac” underneath. It has a leather strap attatched to it.

San Marino Cognac cork

If anyone knows more about this bottle, age or how much it could be worth: Please feel free to comment!

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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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    Duane Cuyler

    I have a new cognac bottle coming out hopefully next year. We are still testing and getting U.S. license to sell and distribute. D. Coreleoni Cognac made in France

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    Hello m8 did u foun something about that alc? I found similar one in my grandpa cellar in POLAND:)

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    I have a very similar bottle. find any more info on it?

    it was sealed in the same way, unfortunately the seal popped in some how and is now inside the bottle.

    the alcohol inside is a mucky dark brown colour.

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    I found a simular bottle today in my grandfathers house.
    I looks a bit different then this one.
    It has the same shape but the leather is way different.
    Mine is brighter and made out of the same leather and not the nice details you see ad the side of this bottle.
    Also the leather is all nice wrapped up around the buttle with only some wrinkels ad the top where the bottle gets narrow.
    Also the label looks different.
    It says



    And it looks like its nailed with two metal pins.
    BTW(i dont have the brand on it like this one)

    it also had two metal clips on the front. Maybe to hold cans or something like that on to, so you dont have to drink out of the bottle.

    It has the same goldlike rings to hold the leather. But the leather strapp of mine is dark brown and not ribbelt ad the sides like the one on the picture.

    Its made in the beginning of the 1900 till 1929. Some where never opend what was best for these bottles cause when it was opend you need to drink it in like 1 a 1.5 hour or it would lose it nice delecate taste.
    Some got lost or transported by germans americans whatsover.
    I know this one was opend right afther the WWII ended on a party by americans who found this in a german weaponfactory. My grandpa took the bottle as a souvenier and has been ontouched ever since i saw it hanging ad the wall in the attic.

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    I have similar bottle of Gognac REP.S.MARINO. The label is different and the neck of the bottle is different too. On the neck is similar ear like coffee cup has, but smaller. My finger dosen’t even go thru of it. And it’s not sealed with wax just wooden cap.

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    i also have a bottle similar to this i believe any hooks are for shot glasses but i am interested if anyone else has some light to shed on the bottle/contents

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    Bonjour jer une boutielle qui viend de la maime plase mais diferente je ne set pas comment vous envoyer des photo car je cherche aussi plus de renciegnement venant de se cognac merci

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    Did anyone find out value ‘or more information?

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    I have a similar that i bought on a garden sale, but instead of leather it is covered in fur.

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