£4000 a shot for oldest Cognac

18 November, 2008
The Lanesborough hotel in London, UK, has acquired the oldest known bottle of Cognac in the world

The Lanesborough hotel in London, UK, has acquired the oldest known bottle of Cognac in the world. Distilled in 1770, the Cognac will go on sale in the hotel’s Library Bar for £4000 per 50ml shot.  

The single cask Cognac dates back to the year that 14 year old Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI
 and Captain James Cook became the first European to discover the East coast of Australia.

The drink is presented in a bottle calculated at about 1 litre which features a deep bell in the base. 





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Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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