A dear reader of Cognac Expert has this bottle, read the story further below.

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Otard XO

This bottle was lying in a pub (cannot remember where) about 30 years ago when the reader and her husband were on holiday.  The publican said it was there when he took over years ago.

The husband, then quite a romantic bought it for her as she loves cognac.

Otard Label

She kept it until now and is interested to know how old it is and is it worth much.  Any offers. Been in  drinks cabinet ever since. It comes  in a wooden case with red cardboard.

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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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    This bottle is one of the earlier Otard bottles when they actually made XO cognac at about 25 years old.Infact it is a very good cognac but regrettably not very valuable. it is probaly wworth about £80.. It is though a lovely drink and it is suggested that the reader enjoys it.

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    graham levett

    hello i have the same but with 8 glasses the bottle is from the 80s and is worth 80 to 90 pounds in the box if u want two glasses just e mail me dont sell it drink it thats what its made for all the best graham

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    I also have a bottle in the original gift box with the red cardboard. I received it as a gift in the early 1980’s. I’ve always been tempted to open it and try it out but I’m really not a drinker and probably wouldn’t enjoy it to it’s fullest.

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