And for those prepared to really push the boat out, London department store Harrods is currently displaying – for three days only - what is billed as the world’s oldest known vintage from Courvoisier & Curlier. The price? A cool $152,995.
Dating back nearly two-and-a-half centuries to 1789, the Courvoisier vintage was discovered in the vault of Dutch collector Bay van der Bunt, home to one of the world’s largest collections of old liquors.
The Cognac was bottled over 200 years ago, by the Curlier brothers, nephews of Felix Courvoisier, and was produced from Folle Blanche grapes together with grapes from France’s Grande Champagne district.
Chris Anderson, a marketing controller for luxury brands at Maxxium, said: “This unique opportunity to experience the oldest known Courvoisier vintage will be the highlight of the year for cognac aficionados, particularly collectors.
“This extremely rare bottle is testament to the rich and remarkable history of the house of Courvoisier and celebrates the unique craftsmanship and meticulous standards at the heart of all Courvoisier styles.”
The Courvoisier Cognac will be on display from December 5th to 8th at the Harrods wine shop’s tasting room.