223 yr old half-bottle of rare Cognac sells for over $30,000

on 10/09/12 at 9:18 am

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An extremely rare half bottle of 1789 A.C. Meukow & Co Cognac has been sold for £19,000 ($30,350).

The anonymous collector bought the bottle last week from The Old Liquors Collection owned by Dutch Cognac enthusiast Bay van der Bunt.

Along with the 1789 Cognac, the collector also snapped up a 182-year-old Remy Martin Cognac from 1830 for £12,900 from the Dutchman’s cellar.

Van der Bunt claims he has the world’s largest collection of old and rare liquors comprising over 5,000 bottles, which he keeps in a converted cow shed on the outskirts of the southern Dutch city of Breda.

The collection is estimated to be worth £6 million.

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