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A bottle of cognac 1762, sold at Sotheby's for $144 thousand

One of the oldest bottles of cognac, produced in the eighteenth century before the French revolution, sold at Sotheby's auction for 118.5 thousand pounds (144,5 thousand U.S. dollars), according to the auction house.

As reported by Sotheby's, a bottle of cognac Gautier 1762 he became "the oldest vintage cognac ever sold at auction". A preliminary assessment of the lot was from 80 thousand to 160 thousand pounds sterling.

The auction house also reported that the cognac was bottled in 1840-ies.

Professional edition Decanter notes that sold at an online auction bottles of 0.7 liters were known to experts under the name "Big brother" (Grand frère), part of the "trio". The smallest bottle of this series, "Sister" (Soeur Petite) is currently exhibited in the wine-house in the city of Gautier Cognac (Charente) – the home of the drink. A bottle of average capacity "Little brother" (Petit Frère) in 2014 went under the hammer in new York for 48 thousand pounds.

Family, which previously owned all three and preferred to remain anonymous. It is known that "Big brother" acquired by the buyer from Asia.