Bisquit-Dubouché Bottle Catalogue (last updated May 29, 2023)
637 regular sized bottles (including half sized bottles) and 44 magnums, but still incomplete (only half bottles and up)
The Bisquit brand has known quite a few names since it’s establishment in 1819 by Alexandre Bisquit in Jarnac. First Bisquit and Tricoche, then just Bisquit, followed by Bisquit-Dubouché when Alexandre’s son partnered with his father-in-law in 1846; after another marriage: Laporte-Bisquit. Then in 1965 a merger with Ricard: Ricard-Bisquit. Another merger with Pernod took place, which led to the disappearance of the name Bisquit as part of the firm name. The brand name remained of course. Renault joined Pernod-Ricard which resulted in the name Renault-Bisquit. Then in 2009 the South-African firm Distell buys Bisquit and re-establishes the old name Bisquit-Dubouché.
Somestimes only the name Bisquit is printed in capitals on the bottle, but most of the time you can spot Dubouché or Ricard somewhere mentioned too. It could be only BD&Co or the Bisquit-Dubouché signature.
The most used emblem on Bisquit bottles is the portrait of Saint Martial, patron saint of Limoges. They chose this emblem already in 1851. In 1923 Bisquit chooses a griffion as their emblem. This is used quite often on the modern bottles. In 1951 they become official supplier to the Royal Court of England, King George VI and this also is portrayed a lot on their bottles (mostly to the late King, because he died in 1952.) They also have been supplier for the Dutch court (Prince Bernard des Pays Bas).
In 1965 Bisquit moved to the Chateau de Lignères in Rouillac, a chateau that sometimes is used on the bottles. This chateau now belongs to Martell. The head-quarters of Bisquit is presently located in Chateau Bisquit in the city of Cognac.
Cognaçaise bottles below all have ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem. Emblem is in colours red and blue. Bisquit is in capitals on the neck label (end 1940s till 1950s).
Cognaçaise bottles below all have ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem. Bisquit is in italics on the neck label (1950-60s).
Bell shaped squat bottles with white labels and ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem, Bisquit Dubouché & Co. (1950-1960s):
Bell shaped squat bottles with white labels and ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem, Bisquit Dubouché (1960s):
White label squat-shaped bottles with ‘Ricard’ stated left of the emblem (1965 till 70s):
White label squat-shaped bottles without ‘BD&Co’ or ‘Ricard’ stated:
Bell shaped squat bottles with yellow-brown labels, clear glass (1970s):
Bell shaped squat bottles with yellow-brown label, dark green glass (1970s), three stars high on the label:
Bell shaped squat bottles with yellow-brown label, dark green glass; with embleme above the word ‘cognac’ and three stars low on the label (1980-90s):
Modern bell shaped squat bottles, three stars Classique:
Modern bell shaped squat bottles, Classique:
2. VS and VS Classique
Old VS bottles:
VS Classique flasks:
New VS bottles (2021):
3a. cognaçaises and alsace shape bottles:
3b. Bell shaped squat bottles, white labels and mostly ‘BD&Co’ stated left of ‘fine champagne’ (ca. 1950-60s):
3b1. emblem of St. Martial in black and white, cognac is printed in outline and the pink outline around it has spiky extensions on the corners; if a neck label is present, it refers to King George VI (not to the Late King):
3b1. emblem of St. Martial in colour; cognac in outline and the pink background with spiky extensions; the neck label sometimes refer to King George VI and sometimes to the Late King George VI:
3b1. emblem of St. Martial in colour; no signature on the label, cognac is not in outline and the pink background has no spiky extensions:
3c. ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (ca. 1960s), white labels:
‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with ‘Ricard’ stated left of the emblem, white labels (1960-70s):
‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with letters in gold and black, white labels:
‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1970s), black labels: (some bottles have ‘Bisquit Dubouché’ written below ‘cognac’; others have ‘fine champagne’.)
3d. bell shaped squat bottles with gold coloured labels; with black and gold capsules (1980-90s):
bell shaped squat bottles with gold coloured labels and gold capsules (1980-90s):
3e. Pentangular shaped bottles:
3f. Modern bell shaped squat bottles:
3g. Carafes (2020s):
bell shaped squat bottles:
Green labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1960s-80s):
This Buisquit Debouche Napoleon halfbottle, looks like it’s exactly the same Bottle as the one you have here on the site. How can that be possible, its for sale- 845€
is it a fair price? and can you tell how old it is ? the red numbers in the right corner of the label-what does they mean?
It is the same bottle.
€845 is way too much in my opinion. This is probably from the 1930s. It is not a vintage and therefore less in demand.
I put is up as a Napoleon, but Napoleon wasn’t really in use as a grade in that era. So it is difficult to say how long it has aged.
I presume the red number is added later by hand.
Thank you so much for your quick reply, you have been very helpful.
Yes i did have my thoughts about, if it was too expensive -and its the startprice at the auction incl.fees.
Its a great site you have here.
Hello! hoping you could tell me any information you have of this bottle and it’s worth?
As you have probably noticed already, I don’t have a picture of a 4 start Bisquit bottle.
This bottle is from somewhere between 1950 and 1965, probably 1950s. After 1965 ‘BD & Co’ was replaced by ‘Ricard’. As of around 1960, they left the ‘& Co’ off. The four stars indication is not worth much. Four star cognac is a better quality than a 3 star cognac, but is stille one of the lowest qualities. The low quality bottles are not of much interest for a collector. I would estimate around €40-60.
If you have this bottle in your possession, I would really like to have a picture of the whole bottle to add it on the catalog page.
Hello dear TONN! Could you tell me, please, the approximate age of alcohols in this blend. Thanks in advance, Dmitry.
I honestly don’t know for sure. Gold reserve is compte 6, so officially it is comparable with XO, but it will be considerably older than regular Bisquit XO. I would guess that the average age would be 20-30 years.
These were bottled in the 1970s.
How does it taste?
Dear Ton! So, about the Golden Reserve, yes, I did several approaches to it and the cognac showed itself as an old, powerful, dry cognac, oily and sharp. In the Aroma, you can hear the tones of dry forest berries (currant, chokeberry), balsams, spices (saffron, white pepper), propolis, cedar oil, dried mushrooms and dried flowers. The taste is dry, concentrated, enveloping, sharp. Sugar is not felt, Balm, butter, dried mushrooms, roasted nuts, dried flowers, cocoa bean butter. Lots of hot spices. Very pronounced and long aftertaste.
According to the taste profile, it is possible that the lower limit is 20 years old, but it seems to me that old spirits are significantly older than 40 years, although there is no data on this.Thank you very much, I often read your resource, it is excellent!
Thanks for your compliments.
Very nice review of the Gold Réserve. According to your taste profile, you are right to suspect there might be older cognacs in the blend. This cognac isn’t seen much in Europe. Possibly, it was made for the Asian market.
Absolutely right, a bottle of gold reserve was purchased at a Japanese auction.
Also, I am interested in the question, Is Cohiba Biscuit different in flavor and aroma from Martell Cohiba? Maybe one of your friends compared these cognacs?
I don’t smoke, and I wouldn’t know. But I’ll ask around.
Delighted to see these postings; am writing to see if you can help me figure out what I’ve got. Am attaching photos of a bottle that appears not to have been opened, but some of the liquid seems to have evaporated. The label reads Biscuit Dubouche & Co COGNAC Grande Fine Champagne. Below the writing are two griffins facing opposite directions; in between them, in faint red lettering, is Annee 1858. The embossing attached to the shoulder of the bottle reads SM and has some kind of shield with three dots at the top. The S and the M are on either side of a head of a bearded man. That stamped image appears to be repeated on the top of the bottle. I picked it up today at an estate sale in St. Louis, Mo., for $45. Any idea how old it is and what its value might be? If I open it, would it taste good? I tried sending a picture but I don’t know how to make it less than 1 MB so the website keeps rejecting it.
I’ll send you an e-mail to make it easier to send photos.
The bottle is probably the same one I have on this page, the one with the slightly darker background (24th bottle of the vintages).
So this is an 1858 vintage. The evaporation is about what can be expected for such an old bottle, so that is not a big issue. These are worth much more than $45. I would say around $1,000 at least. If there is some competition in bidding, they could even fetch $3.000.
The cognac will be drinkable en probably taste good. This cognac is made from other grape varieties than the cognacs from the 19th and 20th century. Probably Folle blanche.
Hello! See attached photo of our bottle of Bisquit cognac, unopened with box, we believe from the 1950s or 1960s. Only one owner before us, my husband‘s grandfather. Do you have any information on this bottle and/or sense of value? Thanks much!
Three star quality is the lowest grade of cognac. This one is probably from the 1960s, maybe late 1950s.
The price in an auction varies widely, from €30 – €80, but €30-40 would be quite normal.
Hello, i have this magnum bottle of Dubouche Biscuit Champagne XO Cognac.
I was wondering how much it is worth and when it got manufactured.
This Bisquit-Dubouché bottle is rare now. I cannot say for sure when it was produced or what quality it is. It looks like it has XO in red on the shoulder label, but I have not seen that before. I have seen VO on a shoulder label, but not XO.
To me it looks like 1920-30s.
It is in a bad condition, so it’s a bit hard to predict how much people would pay for it. My best guess would be around €300-400. But the bottle looks old and it is a crazy time, so with a little luck… maybe more.
Wow thanks a lot for your words. we found a few of rare old cognacs, whiskies and wines in our cellar of an old beer brewer in Hamburg.
Do you know how or where I could sell it? Because we don’t have a good temperated room, it would be a shame that it gets bad.
Well, you could try Ebay of course.
A good alternative is Catawiki, but be sure to work with a reserve price. It should be possible to
Hello, i own this bottle: Magnum Champagne Cognac Dubouche, must have been bought in the 1950s. But label does not look good. can you tell me, what date is must have been manufactured. thank you.
Hello, i own a magnum bottle Champagne Dubouche Cognac XO. The label is not in a good condition, but the bottle is sealed.
what do you think does this bottle date back. it must have been bought in the 50s/60s.
What do you think how much is it worth?
another picture of the label
i have this bottle of Bisquit cognac in my possesion.
and was wondering about its age and how much its worth
I think its something between 1945/1950 seen from the row above?
I agree, I think it is 1940s. It is a pity that it has lost its capsule. The worth is always difficult. I would like to say its worth is €100, but if people are willing to bid higher, and they often do, then I am obviously wrong. With a capsule I think you could ask around €200. Now somewhat less. Prices are still gowing up though.
Thanks for the quick reply, it is indeed a pity that the bottle lost
its capsule,this is how i got him from the previous owner.
I think i wil just have to wait and let him shine in its cabinet.
I have a bottle sealed of the 3 star Cognac 1940’s was wondering the value came out of an estate I purchased.
Can you upload a picture of the bottle?
Have you seen this one before. It has a combination tha tI was not able to find on your site. there is raised glass lettering above the label below the seal.
Nice bottle. Although I can’t read the embossed letters on the bottle, they must read: Federal law forbids the reuse of this bottle. This was in use from 1935 till 1964 in the US. This bottle looks like the ‘Extra’ of section 6. But it doesn’t seem to state Extra in the red area. A similar bottle is in the section 9 ‘other’. I would appreciate it if you could send me a the photo in a bigger format and maybe a close-up of the shoulder emblem too.
I’ll will send an e-mail to facilitate this.
Cognac BISQUIT VSOP 04/1994
Thanks for sending this photo. Did you have a question?
I already have it on this page, it is 5th before last of the pentangular shaped bottles.
I added the date to the picture, thanks for that.
Hello, is this anything special? what is worth?
I can´t really see if this is a magnum or not.
A magnum in a stand like this, if it is an original Bisquit stand, will be worth around €140-180.
A 75cl bottle 70-100. But you must find someone willing to pay that amount.
But I haven’t seen Bisquit bottles in a stand before, so if this is not an original Bisquit stand I would say €125 for a magnum and maybe €40 for a reguar size bottle.
thanks mate! yes the stand is branded.
with this it is 1935-1964 definitely correct?
I think I can read BD & Co. to the left of ‘fine champagne’. That would make it a 1950-60s bottle.
Is it 70cl or a magnum?
I have a 50 cl Bisquit Dubouche modele depose pentangular bottle and i can not find it in the net. What it is and where it is from and when. I would be thankful if i could have the reason to my problem.