Bisquit-Dubouché Bottle Catalogue (last updated Dec 4, 2022)

618 regular sized bottles (including half sized bottles) and 43 magnums, but still incomplete (only half bottles and up)

Introduction

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).

Saint Martial emblem  Griffion emblem   Suppliers to the late King George VI  Suppliers to Prince Bernard of the Netherlands
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.

Contents:


1. Stars and Classique
2. VS and VS Classique
3. VSOP (and VO etc)
–3a. VSOP, cognaçaise and alsace shape bottles
–3b. VSOP, bell shaped squat bottles, white label
–3c. VSOP, pinte de Paris bottles
–3d. VSOP, bell shaped squat bottles, gold coloured label
–3e. VSOP, pentagular shapes bottles
–3f. VSOP, bell shaped squat bottles, 2000s
–3g. VSOP, carafes
4. Napoleon
5. XO en XO Excellence
6. Extra and Extra Vieille
7. Très Vieille, Triomphe and other old bottles
8. Vintages
9. Limited edions and other special bottles
10. Decanters
11. Magnums

1. Stars

Old empty 1 star bottle (Est. 1900-1910)

Cognaçaise bottles:

1 star, estim. 1930s

3 stars, possibly 1930s No signature below Trade mark: Edouard Laporte Bisquit, Proprietor; 4/5 quart US import, Rhode Island, 84 proof, no signature below; 1930s With Bisquit in capitals on the neck label (before 1960); you are now looking towards the side of the bottle With a paper duty seal on top and with embossed letters on the glass (near bottom); est. 1950s Old glass and capsule (said to be 1930s) old glass, old cap, capsule a bit longer tha previous bottle (1940s?) 1941 (old glass); emprimé en France printed on the lower edge of the label 1950s: with the emblem of the Royal Court of King George VI With 72cl and 40° stated; metal seal with star (1950s) With 73cl and 40° stated; metal seal with star; Wax & Vitale import (1950s) Said to be 0.7L; Exportation Interdite printed; 1950s

Cognaçaise bottles below all have ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem. Bisquit is in capitals on the neck label (end 1940s till 1950s).

Wax & Vitale import, with an Italian metal duty seal: sigillo Testa di Donna (end 1940s)  It says: exportation interdite (just below the three stars); Bisquit in capitals on the neck label It says: exportation interdite (just below the three stars); also 40% stated on bottom left of the label; Bisquit in capitals on the neck label 73cl stated; text in black and red (1950s); Giuseppe Alessio import, Torino; Bisquit in capitals on the neck label

Cognaçaise bottles below all have ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem. Bisquit is in italics on the neck label (1950-60s).

Bisquit in italics on the neck label Additional text in red above 'BD & co' and above 'Cognac' 73cl stated (below the stars); text in black and red (1960s); Torino import 73cl stated; text in black and red (1950s); Wax and Vitale import, Genova; UTIF nr = 139 73cl stated; text in black and red (1950s); Wax and Vitale import, Genova; import data are placed a little higher; UTIF nr = 198 73cl stated; text in black and red (1950s); Wax and Vitale is in smaller letters, starts under the 'C' of cognac 73cl stated; text only in black (1950s); Wax and Vitale import 73cl Italian import for Ditta Giacomo ...., Rome (1960s) 73cl stated on the lower left (1950-60s); Bisquit in capitals on the neck label No content stated; Französisches erzeugnis (1950s) No content stated; 40% stated; Französisches erzeugnis in bigger letters (1950s) No content stated; 40% stated; Französisches erzeugnis in bigger letters (1950s); with the Royal Warrant 'To the late King George VI' 50cl stated; Wax & Vitale import

Bell shaped squat bottles with white labels and ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem, Bisquit Dubouché & Co. (1950-1960s):

Dark green glass (1966) Pale Brandy is stated on the shoulder label(1950-60s) Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal (1950-60s) With Saint Martial stated on the shoulder label; 24 FL. OZ and 70 proof stated With Saint Martial stated on the shoulder label; 40% stated Saint Martial on shoulder label; 73cl stated, Italian import (Ruffino Pontassieve Firenze)  73cl stated, Italian import by Petrelli Carmelo, Genova for Ruffini Pontassieve 24 FL. OZ and 70 proof stated; with a neck label: by appointment of the late king George VI  73cl stated, Italian import by Wax & Vitale, Genova (1960s)

Bell shaped squat bottles with white labels and ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem, Bisquit Dubouché (1960s):

  40° and 70cl stated 40° stated Content not stated   73cl stated, Italian import (Ruffino Pontassieve Firenze)

White label squat-shaped bottles with ‘Ricard’ stated left of the emblem (1965 till 70s):

70cl stated (1960s) 70cl and 40°G.L stated (1960s) 40°ALC and 70cl stated; Dutch import bij Knegtel, Tilburg Content not stated (said to be 70cl at auction), 40° stated; 1960s Content and ABV not stated (said to be 700ml at auction) 73cl Italian import; Ferraretto, Milano; 1960s 73cl Italian import; Ruffino, Pontassieve; 1960-70s 73cl Italian import; Giebi, Aosta; 1960s 73cl stated; Italian import for Delfino, Aosta With a stamp in Portuguese: 'para uso ... forcas armadas' 24 FL. OZ stated, 70 proof 12 FL OZ statd, 70 proof

White label squat-shaped bottles without ‘BD&Co’ or ‘Ricard’ stated:

Produced for NAAFI Stories (1970s)

Bell shaped squat bottles with yellow-brown labels, clear glass (1970s):

68,5cl, 24 FL OZ stated 68,5cl, 24 FL OZ stated; address line is shorter then on previous bottle; capsule has a punctured strip (1970s) 24 FL OZ stated 0,70L stated 70cl stated and Französisches Erzeugnis on the back Only text (abv or content or both?) on the lower left side of the label 70cl stated and gradi 40%; Italian import, Ferraretto No content or ABV stated; also not on the back. 70cl and 40° stated 70cl stated very small; to the right: 40% G.L.; Portuguese import (Costa Pina & Vilaverde, Porto) 70cl stated on the back; Portuguese import (Costa Pina & Vilaverde, Porto) 73cl, Italian import ( Ferraretto) 73cl, Italian import by a different importer (less text on the right edge of the label) NAAFI Stores, 70cl (1970s) Jarnac France printed directly below Bisquit; 700 ML NET indicated 33 1/3 OZ stated ('FL' is omitted)  33 1/3 FL OZ stated 33 FL OZ stated Duty Free Sales Only stated  1 quart and 94.6cl stated; duty free sales only (1970s) 35cl

Bell shaped squat bottles with yellow-brown label, dark green glass (1970s), three stars high on the label:

68,5cl stated; ean code on the back (end 1970s) 70cl (not stated), For duty free sales only (1970-80s) 68,5cl and 24 FLOZ stated on the left and 70°Proof on the right; for duty free sales UK only 68,5cl and 24 FLOZ stated on the left and 40%VOL and 70°PROOF on the right; for duty free sales UK only 70cl stated 70cl stated and on the back: Cognac Französisches Erzeugnis 70cl stated and on the back: Cognac Frankreich 70cl stated and GRADI 40°; Ferraretto import (1970s) 70cl stated and 40%Vol; Ferraretto import 70cl and 40% stated; on the back: cont. 70cl, gratis glas and date (12-07-79) 700ml 40%ALC/VOL and Produce of France stated 700ml stated and Produce of France No volume or ABV stated (70cl, Mexican import) 700ml, Japanese import 75cl stated, toleranza 3% - netto 73cl; Italian import 1L and 35,2 FL.OZ stated (1970s) UK bottle 1L and 35,2 FL.OZ stated (1970s) UK bottle; different back side 1L stated, for duty free sales UK only  1L (not stated), for duty free sales only 1L (not stated), NAAFI Stores for H.M. Forces

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):

68,5cl stated 70cl e and 40%vol stated and on the back a cotisation symbol  70cl e stated; Dutch import 70cle and 40%vol stated, with a paper duty seal (Italian import) 70cle and 40%vol stated, with a paper duty seal (Greek import)  No content stated 750ml stated; and 'Product of France'  70cl stated; and 'Embouteillé dans le pays d'origine' 70cl Italian import by Ramazotti 1L stated, for duty free sales only; different colour of label and Bisquit-Dubouche is placed inside the border

Modern bell shaped squat bottles, three stars Classique:

70cl, with an embossed number on the heel 70cl

Modern bell shaped squat bottles, Classique:

70cl Classique Same as previous, but a yellow label 70cl stated, with a paper duty seal 700ml stated 700ml stated and 40%ALC/VOL in smaller letters 750ml indicated; with a b-number just below the emblem (South African bottle) 1L Classique Same but with a paper duty seal on top

Edition Légende (on the box is written: beperkte oplage, versierde fles Eng: limited edition, decorated bottle)

Flasks:

73cl flask Flask, content not stated (70-75cl) 11 1/2 floz. 50cl, 17,5 FL OZ. flask

2. VS and VS Classique

Old VS bottles:

1970s 4/5 quart (US import0 1970s 1 quart (US import0  4/5 Quart VS-three star  750ml, 25,4 FL.OZ.; US bottle (1977-1982)

VS Classique:

VS Classique, no content stated 70cl stated, VS Classique '70cl e' stated, VS Classique  750ml VS Classique 1L VS Classique 70cl, new type label without 'Classique' qualification 1L new type label

VS Classique flasks:

35cl flask, VS Classique 50cl flask, VS Classique

New VS bottles (2021):

70cl   750ml

3. VSOP

3a. cognaçaises and alsace shape bottles:

VO, 15 ans d'age (1939) VO, by appointment to the late King George VI; est. 1950s VO, Italian import; with the backside visible of the five pointed star metal seal (1950s) VO, ca 35cl

VOCB, 70cl, est 1950s 72cl, 10 years old VSOP 70cl, garanti 35 ans d'age; probably 1920s VSO garanti 25 ans d'age, grande champagne (est. 1930s) WSOP garanti 50 ans d'age VSOP 70cl, grande champagne, probably 1920s; bi-coloured cap  VSOP, cognac stated on shoulder label; est 1940s

3b. Bell shaped squat bottles, white labels and mostly ‘BD&Co’ stated left of ‘fine champagne’ (ca. 1950-60s):
Old bottle; Fine champagne in red letters 70cl, without 'fine champagne' stated (est. 1950s) 40° stated; 70cl not stated; suppliers to H.M. KING GEORGE VI (not the late king); early 1950s No ABV or content indicated; suppliers to H.M. KING GEORGE VI (not the late king); with product of France added; (early 1950s)  no content or ABV stated; 70cl no content or ABV stated; 'imprimé en France' in small letters printed below the emblem; 70cl 70 proof stated; with produce of France added No content or ABV stated; the emblem in the blob is bigger The emblem in the blob is bigger; 73cl Italian import by Wax and Vitale; with a paper duty seal. (1960s) 70-75cl; Direkte Slotsvin Import a/z Kobenhavn BD&Co is not stated; 1 Pint 6 FL.OZ and 80 Proof stated BD&Co is not stated; no content or ABV stated 35cl (1950s)
No signature and VSOP above the emblem; Fine champagne; 40 ABV stated 73cl stated, Italian import for Franchesco Marchese With Asian characters; the signature is replaced by the name; 'fine champagne' is left off; dark capsule
Flask:

35cl flask  70cl

3c. ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (ca. 1960s), white labels:

No content stated Strenght 30 U.P. (under proof; 30 u.p. = 40°) 70° Proof indicated 24 FL.OZ and 70°Proof stated ABV and 70cl stated Just ABV stated (said to be 70cl) Just ABV stated (said to be 70cl); 'produce of France' left off 700ml stated on the back; Asian import 40° Grod(?) G.L.; volume not stated (70cl, Mexican import) 73cl stated, Italian import for I.L. Ruffino Pontassieve, Firenze 73cl stated, Italian import for I.L. Ruffino Pontassieve, Firenze. The text line below the emblem is different 73cl stated, Italian import for Wax & Vitale N.A.A.F.I. store for H.M. Forces (Navy Army Air Force Institutes)

‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with ‘Ricard’ stated left of the emblem, white labels (1960-70s):

Content not stated (70-75cl); 1970s With a paper duty seal on top 35cl and 40% stated Consumo exclusivo das forças armadas; 70cl (not stated); est. 1960s

 ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with letters in gold and black, white labels:

Bisquit Dubouché printed below VSOP; ABV and content not stated (said to be 70cl on auction) Same as previous bottle, but with a paper tax strip on top; on the back: 40°GL, 700ML, Mexican import  40° stated 70cl, stated on the back; Portuguese import (possibly 1950s?) 25 floz stated; Bisquit Dubouché printed below VSOP 24 FL OZ. stated; Fine Champagne printed below VSOP  24 FL.OZ.; underneath it reads 'Bisquit Jarnac France' and below it: 'Produce of France' Asian bottle 25 floz 1970s 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto; with a paper duty seal (end 1960s-early 1970s) 1 US Quart stated on the left 1 US Quart stated on the right

‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1970s), black labels:
(some bottles have ‘Bisquit Dubouché’ written below ‘cognac’; others have ‘fine champagne’.)

For duty free sales only stated; content not stated; 1960-70s 75cl stated on the back; Italian import by Ferraretto, Milano 70cl stated on the back; Portuguese import by Costa Pina & Vilaverde, Porto   0,70L stated 75cl and 40°G.L. stated (not sure about75cl, could be 70cl) 40° and 70cl stated; Französisches Erzeugnis 700ml stated and produce of France 24 FL.OZ. and 70 Proof stated 25 FL.OZ. stated; with Bisquit Dubouché stated below cognac (in stead of Fine Champagne) 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto  Asian import; see back 1 US Quart stated 1 US Quart stated and 94,6cl; fine champagne 1 US Quart stated and 94,6cl; fine champagne; text below cognac is wider and in more bold letters Asian import with Japanese characters; a duty sticker on the front Asian import, different characters; different sticker on the neck   Asian import, different Asian text; black capsule and red blob With red cap and red blob; content not stated; Asian back label 700ml Asian import, with a paper duty seal on top  With red cap and ecru blob; content not stated; Asian back label

3d. bell shaped squat bottles with gold coloured labels; with black and gold capsules (1980-90s):

70cl stated in small print (possibly 1970s) 70cl stated in bigger print; 40% stated 70cl stated and 40%Vol 70cl and 40°GL indicated; Asian import (1980s) 70cl stated and 40 G.L.; with a paper duty seal 70cl and 40 G.L. are stated in smaller letters 0.70cL and 40 G.L.; Spanish import: importado en Espana por Grupo Pracsa Barcelona 70cl stated and 40%Vol; Italian import, Ferraretto 70cl stated and 40%Vol with two lines beneath 40%Vol; Italian import, Ferraretto 70cl stated, abv stated differently; Italian import, Ferraretto No content stated; 70cl (stated on auction) 700ml Japanese import Same as previous bottle, but label on the back has text in red 0.7L stated on the back; Japanese import 700ml, produce of France stated 700ml stated ABV and produce of France for duty free sales only; 70cl, not stated but seen next to a 1L bottle 700ml Produce of France stated; for duty free sales only 1000ml stated, produce of France; for duty free sales only For Duty Free Sales Only, 1L, not stated but seen next to a 70cl bottle

Emblem in the shoulder blob (instead of VSOP); Asian import, 700ml

35cl, 1980s

bell shaped squat bottles with gold coloured labels and gold capsules (1980-90s):

'Cognac' above 'Bisquit'; also an emblem on the main label above 'Bisquit'; 70cl Dutch import (1990s) 'Cognac' above 'Bisquit'; also an emblem on the main label above 'Bisquit'; VSOP curved on the shoulder label; 70cl (1990s) 70cl stated, much more brown-bronze coloured label; VSOP on shoulder label curved VSOP curved on the shoulder label; also an emblem on the main label above 'Bisquit'; 70cl, produce of France stated '70cl e' stated, Italian import for Ramazotti Gold coloured cap; 70cl e stated; Dutch import (1990s) Gold coloured cap; 70cl e stated; German import (1990s) 0,7 stated on the back; Asian import 700ml stated on the back; Asian import 700ml stated on the back; Asian import, different back side 750ml stated, Australian import 1L bottle

3e. Pentangular shaped bottles:

70cl and 40%vol stated; appellation fine champagne controlé stated (end 1980s) 70cl, appellation fine champagne controlé stated; Asian import 70cl stated; Dutch import by Kon. Cooymans, Den Bosch 70cl stated a little higher; Dutch import by Kon. Cooymans, Den Bosch 70cl VSOP, Ausländisches Erzeugnis 70cl and Produce of France stated  70cl, with a paper duty seal. 70cle stated  '70cl e', with a paper duty seal. 70cl stated and 'Embouteillé dans le pays d'origine'; Belgium import for Renglet, Bruxelles 750ml and Produced and bottled in France stated 1L bottle (1994) '1Le' stated 1Le stated; the word 'cognac' is not on the front label

Emblem high on the label; 70cl e stated Emblem high on the label; 70cle with Fine Champagne stated twice  Emblem higher on the lavel; '70cl e', fine champagne (appellation is left off) 70cle Fine Champagne, Italian import 700ML stated; with some additional text above cognac Bisquit; Australian import bottle 750ml stated in smaller letters; below VSOP: "Bisquit Dubouché Rouillac Charente France" with a B-number (B 374) just below the emblem; below VSOP: "produced and bottled in France"; South African bottle 35cl bottle

70cl Fine liqueur Cognac; Prasia distribution Singapore  70cl with a red capsule; old fine cognac 70cl with a different red capsule; old fine cognac; Asian import  35cl bottle, red capsule 35cl, different red capsule

3.f Modern bell shaped squat bottles:

Content not stated 70cl stated Same as previous, but with Asian text on the back 70cl e indicated 750ml stated 1 Litre 70cl (2019)

35cl

3.g Carafes (2020s):

70cl 750ml

4. Napoléon

bell shaped squat bottles:

Napoleon grande fine champagne, 72cl  Half bottle

Green labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1960s-80s):

Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; waxed top (partly disappeared); 40° stated Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; waxed top; with 'produce of France' stated 73cl (stated) Italian import; Fine Champagne and text underneath are both in black Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; 73cl stated underneath; Italian import: Wax & Vitale Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; aluminum cap; 40% stated Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; no content stated, said to be 70cl on auction Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; no content stated; with a paper seal on top   Bisquit; 24 FL.OZ and 70 proof stated 24 FL OZ and 70 proof stated; Napoléon is printed in smaller letters 25 FL. OZ No content stated, with a paper duty seal; Italian import 73cl stated on the back; Italian import: Ruffino-Pontassieve, Firenze  Content not stated; Madeira import with JNV mark (Junto Nacional de Vinho) NAAFI Stores for H.M. Forces Asian import, Asia characters on the lower end of the label 700ml stated on the back; Asian import, on the front a sticker with Asia characters No content or abv stated (70cl); with 'cognac' printed above 'Bisquit' 40°ALC left and 70cl right; with 'cognac' printed above 'Bisquit'; Belgium import (Fourcroy, La Haye) 70cl; with 'cognac' printed above 'Bisquit'; text on the back is in English 70cl left and 40°G.L right stated, Portuguese import by Costa Pina & Vilaverde, Porto (1970s)  70cl Italian import

Green bell shaped bottles (end 1970s-80s):

The shoulder blob has a portrait of Saint Martial; content and ABV not stated (1970s)

No content stated With a paper duty seal (Portuguese import)  68.5cl stated 700ml stated 70cl Napoleon, Ferraretto import, no duty seal on top 70cl stated, Italian import, Ferraretto; with a duty seal (1970s) 700ml and Produce of France stated 750ml stated (more clearly stated on the back) For Duty Sales Only Japanese import (stamp) With HKDNP stated 70cl, with an emblem on the label above the word 'cognac'; Italian import HKDNP For Duty Free Sales Only For Duty Free Sales Only; with 'MAHK' stated in the upper lef corner of the label

Pentangular shaped bottles (1990s):

70cl 70cl, with a paper duty seal on top; letters have a different colour 70cl, Japanese import (click to see back side) 70cl, content not stated 70cl, content not stated; Dutch import by Kon. Cooymans, Den Bosch 70cl stated to the left of 'Napoleon' 750ml

5. XO and XO Excellence

70cl stated and 40%vol Looks like previous bottles, but more clearcut lettres and 40%vol is printed a little wider 70cl stated and 40%vol, with a paper duty seal 700ml stated and 40%ALCVOL 70cl stated, different neck 70cl; With a paper duty seal (Hacienda, Mexican import) 70cl stated, another different neck 70cl e; Fine Champagne stated beneath Bisquit. 35cl

 70cle stated on the back, with a paper duty seal  70cl, not stated; with a UK-sticker 700ml stated on the back

2020s:

70cl stated  750ml stated (USA)

6. Extra and Extra Vieille

Extra vieux (est. 1950s, could be older)

bell shaped squat bottles:

Extra in red , directly below 'Grande Fine Champagne'   72cl Extra (1940s) 73cl stated 73cl stated; different stopper; Italian import by Wax & Vitale Content not stated, Extra (said to be 70cl) (probably the wax in shoulder blob has fallen off) Content not stated, Extra; without produce of France stated With a paper duty seal (only remainders visible) Content not stated, Extra not in red (said to be 70cl) same as previous bottle and probably has lost its neck label

Extra Vieille 45 years old, with Saint Martial in the shoulder blob (1950s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne; 40% stated; with 'N' in the shoulder blob Different closure (est. 1950s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne; 40% stated; the 'N' in the shoulder blob is wrong sided (1950s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, over 45 years old (est. 1960s) Without the conten or ABV indicated: on the back side: Französisches Erzeugnis  Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, over 45 years old; text in the shoulder blob Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, over 45 years old; text in the shoulder blob; no signature on the cap 68,5cl stated and 40%vol, low on the label; less wide bottle (1980s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, 70cl and 40° stated (1970s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, 70cl and 40° stated; Italian duty seal on top Extra Vieille Or, grande fine champagne, 70cl and 40%vol stated; with an Italian paper duty seal (1970s) Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, 70cl and 40%vol stated; cap made of yellow wax No abv or content stated

‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles:

0,7L stated  70cl stated; Französisches Erzeugnis Only 40% stated 25 FL OZ stated (vaguely below 'Extra Vieille') With 40°ALC stated vaguely just below Extra Vieille; Dutch import by Jan van Breda, Rotterdam 73cl stated on the paper shoulder label; abv stated (Said to be 73cl) Content 73cl stated on the back, abv stated; black waxed cap with a duty seal; Italian import, Ferraretto, Milano (1970s) No content or abv stated 75cl stated on the duty seal (click to see on back side); (est. 1970s) 700ml stated on the back; Japanese import 38cl Extra Vieille

7. Très Vieille, Triomphe and other old bottles

Maxim's restaurant, presumed 1948 vintage 70cl Tres Vieille (poss 1930s) 37 cl Tres Vieille (poss 1930s) Hors d'Age (1960s) Hors d'Age, réserve de Jan Wisniewski; 70cl Hors d'Age 1819 - 1969 Bisquit Hors d'Age (presumably bottled 1960s) Hors d'Age, grande champagne, reserve de A. Holmes Esq.  Triomphe, content not stated  40° stated in the lower left and a signature on the capsule  73cl stated, Wax & Vitale import (1960s) Triomphe 73cl, with Fine Champagne stated; Italian import for Wax & Vitale (50-60s) Bisquit fine cognac Saint-Martial 50-60s Saint-Martial, fine cognac; without name below 'Saint-Martial'. Gold Reserve, old liqueur cognac Hors d'Age

8. Vintages

1786 1800 Laporte-Bisquit  1804 GC 1811 GC 1811 GC, without the embossed letters at the heel 1811 GC, with 73 cl stated 1811 GC, with 73 cl stated and a metal tax medallion (sigillo Regni Fasci) 1930s 1811 GC, with 73 cl stated and with a duty medaillon (est. 1930s) 1811 with a paper duty seal on top 1814 GC I think it says 1820, GC 1820 GC, red cap and different cadre around the year 1830 (supposedly bottled around 1930s) 1830 GC 1830, probably re-corked and re-waxed 1840 GC (est 1930s) 1840 GC, different cap, smaller shoulder blob 1840 GC, white cap (est. 1930s) 50cl 1848 GC 1854 VSOP Fine Champagne Récolte de 1858 1858 GC 1858 GC with a duty medaillon (seal of fascist Italy, 1933-1944) 1858 GC, the year is stated differently, not in a frame 1858 GC, different cap and green blob 1865 GC 1865 GC, selected for England; without its capsule 1865 GC, selected for England; with its capsule and with 'selected for England' in a bigger font 1865, same as previous but with embossed letters on the heel of the bottle  Now the text is: Selected for Great Britain'; bottled 1930s (estimated) 1868 GC 1868 GC, different label 1868, année 1868 in red 1868 GC, with embossed letters on the glass below the label 1868 GC, 1/5 Gallon stated; US import, Illinois (1930s) 1874 grande fine champagne (estim. first quart 1900s) 1874 GC (1940-50s); with embossed name on the heel; smaller bottle, ca 50cl 1875 fins bois, vieille réserve 1878 GC, selected for Great Britain (1940s) 1884 GC, seelected for Great Britain (1940s) 1888, bottled 1929 1891, landed 1893, bottled 1912 1898 GC 1898 GC, without the embossed letters at the heel 1904 1904 GC, selected for Great Britain 1904 GC, selected for Great Britain; different finish  1904, Réserve de monsieur Laporte-Bisquit 1914 GC, red cap 1914 GC, yellow cap, selected for Great Britain 1914. selected for Great Brittain; different finish of the bottle 1922 GC, selected for Great Britain 1935 70cl (Avery & Co.) Bisquit Dubouché 1937 GC 1938, 24 fl.ozs, 70 proof

9. Limited editions and other special bottles

To be consumed with water:

No. 1 Long Drink, specially selected to be consumed with water); 1950s No. 1 Long Drink, with a paper duty seal Alo (especiamente destinado para ser consumido con agua); early 1950s With a paper duty seal, Spanish import

Monopole:

Monopole stated left and right of the emblem; said to be 70cl 1930s With the royal neck label BD&Co stated left and right of the emblem With 'Exportation Interdite' stated ; 1940s Said to be 70cl; Bisquit in large letters on top of the label; BD&Co stated (vaguely) left of the emblem; 1950s Wit Französisches Erzeugnis stated Monopole with Ricard stated left of the Saint Martial emblem 0,70L, different shape of the bottle. With Ricard stated (after 1965)

Chateau de Lignères:

Grande Réserve (possibly not Bisquit but from previous owner of Chateau de Lignères) Vieille Réserve (possibly not Bisquit but from previous owner of Chateau de Lignères)  Chateau de Lignères, fins bois (est. 1950s) (possibly not Bisquit but from previous owner of Chateau de Lignères) 10 years old, 70cl (second half 1990s) Different label, 70cl stated Cognac Bisquit in more bold character set Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal

Légende:

70cl stated; text in French 70cl stated; text in Italian VSOP Légende, content not stated 70cl with a different picture on the label 70cl VSOP Légende with sun, moon and stars (Légende is stated on the box) 70cl, not stated; Dutch import by Kon. Cooymans, Den Bosch 75cl VSOP Légende with sun, moon and stars 70cl indicated on the back 1L, stated on auction Legende limited edition, 70cl (1990s)

Interlude:

70cl stated (2017) 750ml stated Content not stated Without the casknumer, bottlenumber, cellarnumber and date specified and without the neck attachement (70cl)

Cohiba:

70cl, grande champagne 70cl, grande champagne; papr duty seal on top with 'appellation grande champagne controlee' stated

XO:

XO Gold  XO Rose Gold; number printed in upright lettertype (2014) XO Rose Gold, number in italics 1L bottle XO Rose Gold

Other:

Bisquit old liquor cognac, note the 's after Biquit (BISQUIT'S); est. before WWII  Bisquit old liquor cognac, Far East edition (1950s) Bisquit old liquor cognac, Far East edition, different cork (1960s) Golden liqueur, grande champagne Over 35 yo grande fine champagne; selected for Great Britain Over 35 yo grande fine champagne; selected for Great Britain, waxed capsule Grande Fine Champagne (could be a vintage...?) Numbered bottle (No.68); St. Martial emblem on shoulder, 4/5 quart 80proof (est. 1940s) Napoleon 'spectacles'; 70cl 70cl Privilege, grande champagne hors d'age 0,7L Gold Réserve (content stated on the bottom); 1970s Fine Cognac, produced for Hotel Loew, Monte-Carlo 70cl Mono-Bisquit 70cl Mono-Bisquit, St. Martial in black and white; different neck label 50ml Etoile de Bisquit; Asian import 70cl Prestige (strange looking closure, doubtful) 700ml Prestige; 70cl and 700ml stated (content and ABV stated twice) 70cl prestige (content and ABV stated just once) 70cl Prestige; For Duty Free Sales Only and MAHK stated on the back Asian sticker on the neck; 700ml on the back 70cl Prestige; Asian import, Castella Far East Limited 70cl, HKDNP 35cl Prestige, fine liqueur cognac; Prasia Distribution, Singapore Bicentenaire 1789-1989, Extra Vieille Bicentenaire 1789-1989, Extra Vieille; Asian import Prestige (2012) Year of the goat; 70cl stated (2015) Camarade, 500ml 500ml Camarade, Malaysia Duty Not Paid Indonesia Duty & Excise Not Paid  Haute couture, 35cl Haute couture 35cl, with HKDNP stated

Cask of porcelain (R.A.) Cask of Haviland Limoges porcelain De Haviland limoges, Italian import (1970s)

10. Decanters

Papaya shaped decanters:

Napoleon, GFC, no content stated; red stopper (crimped) With a see-through sticker; bronze stopper, crimped Napoleon on a sticker; Mexican import  Yellow stopper is different, content not stated; Napoleon fine champagne; on the sticker: Napoleon - produce of France (ca. 1965) Napoleon fine champagne, content not stated Napoleon fine champagne (stated differently), content not stated; no sticker  Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal; 75cl stated on the back  The green colour could be an artefact; 70cl stated on the back, Portuguese import Napoleon 70cl stated and 40%vol; with produce of France in two languages Napoleon 70cl stated and 40%vol; with a paper duty seal Napoleon 70cl stated and 40°G.L; with a paper duty seal (1980s) Napoleon content not stated; with produce of France in two languages 75cl Extra; said to be 4/5 quart and 80 proof 75cl Extra; on the back is 4/5 quart stated; with a paper duty seal XO, 70 cl stated on the front 70cl Dutch import by Kon. Cooymans, Den Bosch 70cl and 40%VOL ANIDRO 28 stated; Italian import, Ferraretto (1970s) XO, Japanese import; 70cl stated on the back XO, Asian import; 0,7 cl stated on the back, differently XO, Asian (Chinese?) import; 70 cl stated on the back 70cl, for duty free sales UK only 70cl, for duty free sales only (see back); MAHK stated, with an additional seal around the neck  70cl, not stated; For Duty Free Sales Only, see back; MAHK stated on front 70cl, additional seal around the neck  Contenido neto 700ml stated and 40% G.L.; Mexican import 700ml and 40°G.L. stated, Singapore Duty Not Paid, imported by Jardine Marketing Services  700ml stated; imported by Jardine Wines & Spirits, Singapore (Singapore Airport Duty-Free Emporium)

Square 50cl bottles (1960s):

Three stars with a paper 'label'  three stars without a paper 'label'  With paper label on front Napoleon

Other decanters:

Napoleon, fine champagne decanter  Grande fine champagne (prob. napoleon grade), Italian import, Wax & Vitale (1960s)  Privilege Extra (1990s)  L'Éternité Origin, made of Crystal de Bohème ($19.000, 2016) Very different pedestal

11. Magnums

3 stars; prob. 1.5L (height is 49cm) 3 stars magnum 3stars magnum, Italian import by Wax & Vitale (ca. 1950s)  1.5L; BD&Co; content not stated (said at shop); ca. 1960s in the lower left corner it says: Cl 150 tolleranza 3% Netto 146Cl. lower right: Gradi 40° - An. 58,4 1.50L stated 3 stars Magnum, 1.5L and 40%VOL stated

5L VO (hight is 53cm); estim. early 1900s Triple magnum VSOP (ca. 5L) Said to be 5L, could be more; with blob and neck emblem (click to see it next to a regular bottle) Magnum; emblem in black and white; height is 44cm Magnum; emblem in colour; height is 44cm; approx 4-4.5L Said to be 7L on auction, but this probably is the triple magum too (hight 44cm, width 17cm) ca. 3L VSOP 1.5L  1.5L; with stamp 1.5L magnum, 40° stated below VSOP 1.5L fine champagne, 40° stated above VSOP; label without signature 1.5L, different finish

5L magnum, pinte de Paris bottle  VSOP magnum 1.5L with signature on the cap with 40° stated 1.5L 'pinte de Paris' bottle; Wax & Vitale import, with a license number below the emblem Magnum 'pinte de Pairis' bottle; no license number between the emblem and 'produce of France'

Big bottle, content not stated

1.50L VSOP

1.5L stated 1.5L, Italian import 1.50L stated; Ricard printed below cognac; on the back a cotisation symbol (second half 1980s) 1.5L; gold coloured cap and fine champagne stated on the shoulder label 1.5L (not stated); For Duty Free Sales Only

1.5L Napoleon 1.5L Napoléon 1.5L Napoléon; different neck Napoleon magnum, 148cl stated at bottom; Italian import, Wax & Vitale, Genova

Magnum, seems to be an XO; (period uncertain, could be 1930s)

1.5L Extra (1950s) 1.4L Extra Vieille 1.5L Extra Vieille (1980s)

1.5L vintage 1854 1.5L vintage 1898 1.5L vintage 1898; with embossed letters on the heel of the bottle


Reacties

Bisquit bottle catalog — 32 reacties

    • Hello,
      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?
      Kind regards,
      Ton

      • 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!

        • Hello Dimitri,
          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.
          Kind regards,
          Ton

          • Hello Tonn!
            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?
            Sincerely, Dmitry.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    thank you

    • 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

    thank you!!

  6. Hello

    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?

    Greets Peter

    • Hi Peter,
      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.
      Ton

      • Hi Ton

        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.

        Greetings Peter

  7. 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.

    • Hello,

      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.

      Regards,
      Ton

    • 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.
      Cheers,
      Ton

      • 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.

  8. 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.

Geef een antwoord

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

The maximum upload file size: 1 MB. You can upload: image. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>