The 70 cl bottle sold at auction with a record price is the largest of the three, jealously preserved by the Maison Gautier of Aigre, in the French region of New Aquitaine, known as “Grand Frère” (“Big Brother”). His “little sister” (“Petite soeur”) is housed in the Gautier Museum while his “little brother” (“Petit frère”) was sold at auction in New York in 2014 for $ 59,500, entering at the time in the Guinness Book of firsts like the most expensive bottle of cognac ever sold at auction.
The winning offer was made by an Asian private collector who will now be able to enjoy a tailor-made experience at the Maison Gautier, courtesy of the distillery, where he will stay before collecting the precious bottle he purchased.
Maison Gautier is the oldest Cognac house in France, owned by the Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits group for a few years: founded in 1755, it still brings all the excellence and refinement of its range of authentic masterpieces to the world. Awarded in 2015 as the “Best Cognac in the world”, Gautier has always pursued its philosophy of wanting to offer a genuine, authentic distillate, the result of meticulous and patient work. The record-breaking bottle was sold in Sotheby’s online auction by the Tyrol “Distilled – Iconic Samaroli, Dalmore 62 and The World’s Oldest Cognac”. The catalog grossed a total of £ 1.5 million.