Here comes a Rouyer Guillet Cognac, that was incredibly found in a crate of french christmas cards – no kidding: “The bottle was found in an old crate of french christmas cards on sydney docks in the early 70’s by a friend of my fathers. He purchased the bottle and it has been in the family for all that time. we have always wondered how it ended up in a crate of christmas cards.”

The bottle is located in Australia.

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Rouyer Guillet CognacFront of bottle

The label reads: Vintage 1865
product of france
Rouyer Guillet & Cie
est 1701

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: label on the bottle. Philippe Guillet, fondateur de la Maison Rouyer~ Guillet, fut Maire de Cognac en 1687.
Mais on trouve dans. les archives familiales un Ponce Guillet qui plusieurs siecles auparavant sous St~Louis , fut vigneron en terre charentaise.
Depuis lors, l’oeuvre commenc’ee a ete perpetuee sans interruption de pere en fils, portant dans toutes les parties du monde le nom prestigieux du Cognac Rouyer~guillet.

Le Cognac des Rois de France
Brevet Royal
sous Loius XIV
Rouyer Guillet & Cie

Rouyer Guillet CognacLabel

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

Rouyer Guillet CognacCork

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 Rouyer Guillet 1865 Vintage 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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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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    One should be aware of what the asking price is or valuation or what is the highest bid at the moment of review prior to making a bid !!!

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