A reader from South Africa sent us this Rouyer Guillet Vintage 1893 Cognac.

He writes “I inherited the bottle from my father when he passed away in 2012. I am however the 3rd generation to own this bottle. My father inherited this same bottle in 1979 when his father passed. I suspect my grandfather got it as a gift.”

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Rouyer Guillet Vintage 1893 CognacBottle from the front, with label clearly displayed

The label reads: Vintage 1893, Produce of France, 24.64 fl.oz., Rouyer Guillet & Cie, Cognac, Est 1701
Tag: \”Le Cognac des Rois de France\”, Brevet Royal, sous Louis XIV

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: N/A

Rouyer Guillet Vintage 1893 CognacTag attached to bottle

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a dry place
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Wax seal is about to fall apart

Rouyer Guillet Vintage 1893 CognacThere is a wax seal around the cork, it has cracked but is still held in place by the wiring

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 Vintage 1893 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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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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    Bottle is worth about $450-$500.
    Despite the damage to the wax capsule there is no doubt this bottle has not been tampered with.
    Unfortunately your location precludes me making an offer as logistics to get the cognac to me are way too complicated… but I would love to own it.

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    Hi Michael, I am sure we can get around the logistics, I am even happy to deduct it from the selling price if you want to make me an offer. You can contact me directly on hermanpleez at gmail dot com.

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