Otard Bottle Catalogue (last updated: Feb 3, 2024)

(527 bottles, half bottles and up, and 44 magnums; no miniatures)

Introduction

Together with Jean and Léon Dupuy, two land-owners, Jacques Baptiste Otard started this company in 1795 as Dupuy-Otard. Already in 1796 they bought the Chateau de Cognac, former residence and birth place of King François I. This chateau and its heritage features often on the labels of Otard.
Being a Baron himself, Jacques Otard has a coat of arms with the text Fortis et Fidelis, i.e. Strength and Loyalty. This is one of the emblems you can come across on the bottles. Another emblem is the lions head. On older bottles the acronym ODC is often used: Otard Dupuy & Co.
They have been official suppliers to the Russian court and they have advertised it with an embleme on their bottles: ‘by appointment to his late majesty King Alexander I, and his majesty King Peter II‘.
In 1930 the company was taken over by De Ramefort and from 1945 on, when no Dupuy descendant was participating in the management anymore, the name was changed into Otard and in 2011 another name change took place: Baron Otard.

[Otard also produces (and owns) the brands Gaston de Lagrange and d’Ussé. These are not presented here.]

Contents:

1. Stars
2. VS
3. VO, VVSOP, VSOP
–3a. white labels
–3b. yellow labels with the face of Baron Otard
–3c. black labels with the face of Baron Otard
–3d. drop shaped bottles
4. Jade
5. Napoléon (and Jade Napoleon)
6. XO
7. Prince and Princes de Cognac
8. Supra and Extra
9. Limited editions and specials
10. Vintages
11. Ramefort vintages
12. Decanters
13. Porcelain
14. Magnums

1. Stars

3stars Elysée (1950s)

Probably 3 star cognac from before WW-II  Brown coloured glass; shoulder label has fallen off; 'Mise en bouteille au chateau de cognac' is printed in stead of 'Chateau de Cognac'; no castle on the neck label; 1930s Some text just below the stars Green coloured glass; 'Mise en bouteille au chateau de cognac' is printed in stead of 'Chateau de Cognac'; no castle on the neck label; 1930s  Matured in wood and bottle at Chateau de Cognac (thought to be 1930s, could also be 1940s) 3 Star, probably 1941 (1941 is hand written on the side) Probably a 3 star bottle (lost its neck label); in small print: Wehrmacht Marketenderware ca 1940s; capsule renewed 'Mise en bouteille au chateau de cognac' is printed in stead of 'Chateau de Cognac'; 72cl (est. 1940s)  No castle on the neck label and Chateau de Cognac is in white on a black band; 72ctl; Italian import; est. 1950s  No castle on the neck label and Chateau de Cognac is in white on a black band; 4/5 quart; USA import by Canada Dry Ginger Ale Inc; est. 1950s  With a castle on the neck label (vaguely) and a punctured number below (est. 1954)  With a castle on the neck label (vaguely) and 'Chateau de Cognac' stated below the three stars (est. 1950s)  With a castle on the neck label and 'Chateau de Cognac' stated below the three stars; with a paper duty seal (est. 1950s)  With a castle on the neck label; Silva di V. Bianchi import from Milano; 73cl stated (1950s)  With a castle on the neck label; Silva di V. Bianchi import from Milano; 75cl stated; distillato di vino stated and with a paper seal on top (ca 1970s) Otard in white letters on a green-brown background; the castle on the neck label is only outlined (1960s)  Otard in white letters on a green-brown background; the castle on the neck label is only outlined; Silva di V. Bianchi import from Milano; no content stated; distillato di vino stated and with a paper duty seal on top More shiny label and with a little different cap; Italian import and a stamp Italian import, this one without a paper duty seal, 1960s

1 Quart US import (est. 1960s); Schenley import Otard Special; US import by Schenley (prob. 3 star quality); 1960s 750ml indicated, Industria Argentina; probably 3 star quality 950cm3 Conac, Industria Argentina 950cm3 Conac, Industria Argentina; more colour and different shoulder label 75cl

With a castle on the neck label; Otard on a green band With a castle on the neck label; Otard on a brown band (1960s) With a castle on the neck label; the neck label has an oval shape; Otard and Chateau de Cognac on brown bands Same as previous but with a paper duty seal  With a castle on the neck label; the neck label has an oval shape; Otard and Chateau de Cognac on brown bands; Italian import for S.I.L.V.A. di V&G.S. Bianchi, Milan Round neck label with a castle on it (1970s) Französisches Erzeugnis  75cl, with the same round neck label, but now without the ABV stated; Italian import: Bianchi, Milano Screw cap; probably 70cl (not stated); 1970s 700ml Japanese import Diference with previous bottle: colours (more gold coloured in stead of brown)

Otard on a grey band in the middle of the label, 75cl, Italian import by Sacco (1960s)   Otard on a gold coloured band in the middle of the label and additional text on both sides of the label: distillato di vino and contenuto (?idrato) 75cl; Italian import by Sacco (1960s)

Special XXX on neck label; a sticker: not less than 24 FL.OZS; an emblem on the capsule; 70°Proof (1960s)  Special XXX on neck label; an emblem on the capsule; 73ctl, 1960s  Different colours: 'Otard' in yellow  Special XXX on neck label; no emblem on the capsule; 73ctl

3 stars on a red neck label; 40 floz, 1.12L, 70° Proof

With a shoulder blob that says XXX Special; the label has a brown border; the emblem on the main label is a castle; 70cl (not stated); 1960s the emblem on the main label is a castle; 75cl (stated on tax strip); 1960s Italian import With a shoulder blob that says XXX Special; the label has a brown border; the emblem on the main label has two letters; 70cl (not stated); with import information printed at the bottom of the label 70cl stated, label brownish (1970s) With a shoulder blob that says XXX Special; the label has a green border; 70cl; 1970s  Brownish-green border around the label; cap in bronze and red (1990s) 75cl, brownish-green border around the label; distillato di vino stated in black; cap in bronze and red with a paper duty seal; Italian import for Sacco, Turino   75cl, brownish-green border around the label; distillato di vino stated in brown; cap in bronze and red with a paper duty seal; Italian import for Sacco, Turino (early 1970s) 12 fl oz (1970s)

Special XXX on the neck label Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s), 68cl stated Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s); 70cl stated; different shape of the label; Benelux export (1980s) Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s), 70cl, black capsule Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s), content 70cl, Italian import

2. VS

70cl VS 70cle VS, the emblem is printed very low on the label On neck label are XXX and VS and very special, fine cognac VS Fine cognac, 70cle, Dutch import by Fourcroy (1980s) 70cl VS, on the neck is just 'VS' and very special, grande fine cognac 70cl VS, on the neck is just 'VS' and very special, grande fine cognac (Asian import) On the neck is just 'VS'; 70cl stated; Suisse import; On the neck is just 'VS', no light center on the label; 70cle stated somewhat lower; Auslänisches Erzeugnis (Austrian bottle, 1980s)  On the neck is just 'VS'; Italian import for Francesco Cinzano 70cl indicated; on the shoulder: VS Fine Cognac; Ausländisches Erzeugnis (ca. 1980)

On neck label is a castle and VS With a paper duty seal (Armenian) 70cle VS 1990s  Carafe, VS printed above shoulder label Carafe, Fine VS printed above shoulder label

3. VO, VSOP

3a. white label:

VO 15 ans d'age; 1950. VSOP 30 ans d'age, cognaçaise (est. 1950s) 700ml cognaçaise, Japanese import VSOP grande réserve, 700ml; Japanese import

30 Years old (said to be 1930-40s) 30 Years old (1960s?), with an emblem on the capsule VSOP, 20 years old, with an emblem on the capsule, 4/5 quart (second half 1940s) VSOP, 20 years old, with an emblem on the capsule; 4/5 quart, with a paper duty seal on top (1939; on the side 0739 punched out) 20 ans d´age; VSOP is not indicated (late 1940s) 20 ans d´age; VSOP is not indicated; with 40° stated; metal head seal (sigillo testa di donna); late 1940s 20 ans d´age; VSOP is not indicated; ABV not indicated; punctured holes (early 1950s)

VVSOP, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder; 1955  30 ans VSOP, 1952. VSOP 30 years old, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder  VSOP 20 years old; 75cl; 1950s 73cl vingt ans fine champagne VSOP, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder, Italian import by Bianchi, Milano (1950s) 20 ans d'age, with 72CTL and 40° stated (1950s) (VSOP is not stated) 20 ans d'age, volume not stated (Italian metal duty seal with star; 1950s) (VSOP is not stated)

VSOP, text underneath in French; with 40% stated (1960-70s)  VSOP, same as previous but 'Cognac Otard Cognac is printed wider, also the 'O's are different; and with a paper duty seal (1950s)   VSOP, text underneath in French; with 70%Proof stated (75cl, stated at auction; 1960s) CL 75, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder; Italian import, Bianchi, Milano (1950s)  Content not stated (prob 75cl); Italian import, Bianchi, Milano 40°G.L. stated; Mexican import

70cl 1957; no ABV stated; on shoulder label VSOP is printed below 'fine champagne'  VSOP, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder, no emblem on the capsule; text underneath in English; with 68%Proof stated; on shoulder label VSOP is printed below 'fine champagne' (1959) With a paper duty seal; on shoulder label VSOP is printed below 'fine champagne' (1958) Without an emblem on the capsule; 70 proof stated; on shoulder label VSOP is printed above 'fine champagne'; 1961 Without an emblem on the capsule; 70 proof stated; no date on the label; on shoulder label VSOP is printed above 'fine champagne' 40° stated 40° stated and punctured holes in the label; 1961 40°G.L. stated, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder; text underneath in Spanish (Mexican); fine champagne printed on shoulder label; 1960s 75cl stated, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder, Italian import by SILVA di V. Bianchi (1950s)  VSOP, imported by Canada Dry Ginger Ale; 4/5 Quart; 1951; on shoulder label VSOP Brand is printed below 'fine champagne   import by Shenley New York; 4/5 Quart; on shoulder label VSOP Brand is printed below 'fine champagne   VSOP, with an embossed emblem on the shoulder; text underneath in Spanish (Mexican); 1960s Different capsule and neck label in stead of a shoulder label (1960s) ca. 35cl Reserve, Air France,1960s

Otard in gold letters on a black surface; a castle in red on the neck label; 75cl with an Italian duty seal; corked cap Otard in gold letters on a black surface; a castle in red on the neck label; no content or ABV stated, screw cap  screw cap, 40° stated Sole importers stated; volume not stated, 70-75cl (ca. 1970s)

With a paper duty seal; 70 or 75cl; Otard in gold letters on a black surface; emblem on the label has no red; a castle in red on the neck label (1960s) 73cl Italian import by Silva (1970s) Otard in gold letters on a black surface; no castle on the neck label; 24 FL OZS (est. 1960-70s) Without content or ABV stated; above chateau de cognac is printed: vieilli en futs par Cognac Otard SA AU 70 or 75cl; Otard in gold letters on a black surface; above chateau de cognac is printed: mise en bouteilles par Cognac Otard SA AU; with a paper duty seal (1960s) VSOP fine champagne is stated on the neck label (est. 1960s)

3b. yellow label with photo of Otard:

Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands; 40° stated  not less than 24 fl. ozs. and 70° Proof stated (1970s)  Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands; additional text left and right of the photo. 75cl; imported by Sacco; 1960s Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands; imported by Sacco (Utif 60); 75cl, stated Capsule without solid bands, screw cap; imported by Sacco; 75cl Bronze coloured cap, 75cl; imported by Sacco (Utif 6 AL); right of the head: nello stabilimento di chateau de cognac - Francia imported by Sacco; 75cl, ecru label. right of the head: nello stabilimento di cognac - Francia Top of capsule fully gold coloured; 75cl Same as previous, but with paper duty seal 0.70L and 40° stated  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; more green label; text: not less than 24 fl. ozs. stated higher (1970s) 700ml and Alc/Vol 40% stated  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; more green label; no additional text; 0,70L Same as previous, but content and abv are placed just a little lower More brown label; Französisches Erzeugnis  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; yellow-green label; no additional text; longer address line underneath; 0,70L 70cl stated, screw cap; Asian import (Asian characters on the back) 4/5 Quart and 80 Proof indicated; with a US tax seal (1970s) 75cl import by Sacco; different capsule with Otard on it and with decorated edge 50cl flask

3c. black label with photo of Otard (around 1970s):

70cl stated on the left and 40%vol; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'  0.70l stated and 40%vol; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard' 0.70l stated and 40°; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'; frosted glass 0,70L stated; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'; two additional text lines underneath 40%alc/vol and 700ml stated; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard' 70cl stated very small on the bottom left; 'Chateau de Cognac'; Italian import  

68cl; Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne cognac Otard S.A. AU'; 1970s  Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'; 70cl stated on the right side; green glass, not frosted (1980s) Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'; 70cl stated on the right side; frosted glass; on the back: Ausländisches Erzeugnis and a UPC-code Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard' and 'fine champagne aged by Cognac Otard'; 700ml stated on the right side; clear glass Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard' and 'fine champagne aged by Cognac Otard'; 750ml stated on the right side; clear glass Different emblem on main label; 'fine champagne'; 70cl stated on the right side Content (70cl) and ABV are lower on the label (1980s)

70cl, Otard (instead of Baron Otard), fine champagne cognac Otard; frosted glass; Singapore import  Otard (instead of Baron Otard), fine champagne vieilli par Otard; 70cl, Japanese import Otard; 'fine champagne vieillie par Otard'; frosted glass; Asian import with a sticker on the front Otard; 70cl and 40%vol stated; Italian import for Cinzano; glass is not frosted

0,70L and 40%vol stated; quality of the head is very poor  0,70L and 40° indicated Asian import 70cl with an Asian tax seal 70cl stated on the right side; Asian import 70cl, new cap; Asian import by Hagemeyer trading, Singapore

3d. Drop shaped bottles with a red label:
3d1. short capsule:

70cl stated 70cl Französisches Erzeugnis 70cl, Ausländisches Erzeugnis (Austrian bottle)  70cl e stated (1980-90s)  Less dark label; 70cl e (1980-90s)  Italian import for Francesco Cinzano; 70cl (1980-90s) Italian import for Soffiantino, Genova; 70cl e 70cl, VSOP Fine CHampagne, Portuguese import (importadores e distributores exclusivos em Portugal - Vinalda - Companhia Comercial de Bebidas, LDA; Av Sacadura Cabral 45 A - Lisboa) 70cl, Japanese import; the neck capsule has probably been lost 70cl e Asian import 0,70L, VSOP Fine champagne on one line and Spanish text below it (Elaborado en France par Cognac Otard SA) 750ml 40%ALC/VOL stated, with Produce of France stated 750ml 40%alc/vol stated; without Produce of France stated (Canadian import)  1L bottle 1L stated 100cl stated  35cl  35cle

3d2: long capsule:

70cl stated; red and gold stopper; with VSOP on the shoulder 70cl stated; red and gold stopper; with VSOP on the shoulder; different number of lines on neck 70cl and 40%vol stated on the back Different colour label, 700ml stated on the back; Japanese import 70cl e and 40%vol much more clear Content and abv stated on the back, 70cl. With a cotisation and a recycling mark.  70cl bottle with green on the neck emblem; green and gold stopper  750ml stated; gold coloured stopper 1L indicated 100cl stated 100cl stated, grey label 100cl stated, yellow label and capsule 35cle

Neck capsule is straight; 750ml and 40%alc/vol stated; Canadian bottle Neck capsule is straight; 70cl stated with Asian text on a red-orange label; on the back-side also Asian text Neck capsule is straight; 70cl stated with Asian text on a brownish label with less clear letters; on the back-side also Asian text Neck is completely different; 70cle stated; on the back is a cotisation symbol (1980s) Neck is completely different; Französisches Erzeugnis, 70cle stated on the label (very vague); 1990s Neck label is completely different; Asian import, 70cle stated on the label Brown label, neck label is completely different; Asian import, 70cl Neck again different; Asian import, 700ml stated on the neck

3d3: long capsule with lions head on shoulder:

70cl stated; with a lion's head depicted (1990s) 70cle indicated on the back; With an Italian duty seal  100cl stated on the front 100cl stated on the front in more clear letters; also text on the back, including content and ABV and Malaysia Duty not Paid 1L stated 1L, Produce of France printed above the emblem; Australian import 1L bottle stated very, very vaguely on the front, but more clearly on the back 1L bottle, not indicated on the front nor on the back, but stated on the box  35cle

3d4: long capsule with lions head on shoulder and on main label:

With the lion's head on the shoulder and on the main label as well (different emblem); 70cl;  No content stated (70cl) No content on the front; on the backside: 700ml; Japanese import  100cle stated   70cl e, yellow-brown label With arak mengandungi 40% stated above vsop on the neck capsule 50cl stated 33,33cl 40%vol stated 33,33cl 40%vol stated; cognac printed below Otard 33,33cl, not stated

3d5: different.

70cle, with VSOP on the shoulder label (1990s); Italian import  Different back side: Französisches Erzeugnis

3e. Drop shaped bottles without paper label:

70cl e stated 700ml Asian import 750ml stated 100cle 100cle stated with an additional sticker on the back 100cl, Asian import 50cl, content not stated  35cl e

3f. Other VSOP bottles:

50cl flask, VSOP

4. Jade

70cl 70cl; different colour of neck capsule and content and ABV in different colour; 70cl 700ml, Produce of France stated Without cognac printed above Otard blue-ish colour; 70cle stated No emblem low on the main label and diferent emblem (Lion) on neck; 70cl Different neck capsule; 70cl Jade 33,33cl

5. Napoleon

700ml (not stated) (est. 1970s) With the text: Duty Free Shop Manilla... 700ml, Japanese import With an Asian sticker Different capsule 0,70L and 40° indicated; different capsule  0,7L (stated on the bottom); very old fine champagne on one line; different capsule; with Asian sticker

Otard Dupuy & Co. Content stated on bottom: 0.7L (1970s) Asian import Very Old foine champagne in two lines; 0,70L; Spanish import

70cl napoleon, traditionellement vieilli with a sticker; Asian import 70cl, the text 'traditionellement vieilli' is left off 70cl, the text 'traditionellement vieilli' is left off; Asian label on the back 0,70l and 40%vol stated; no emblem above 'cognac' but 'established 1795'; 0,70l and 40° stated; no emblem above 'cognac' but established 1795; on the back: TTWMR ROC (Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau) No emblem above 'cognac' but established 1795; Bahrain Duty Not Paid (1970s) No emblem above 'cognac' but established 1795; Bahrain Duty Not Paid, 1L stated

Napoleon with Jade stated on the shoulder; 70cl stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right; With ASS printed on the label; also indicated on the back. On the back is the US Governmental warning sentence, but this is a 70cl bottle!

70cl stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right in smaller letters; under Otard is printed: 'Extra Fine Cognac' 70cl stated; Dutch import by Siebrand, Ijsselmuiden 70cl e stated much more clear. '70cl e' stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right in smaller letters; under Otard is printed: 'Extra Fine Cognac'; on the back: Sopline Tax Free Traders S.A. (1990s); with a little metal wire basket on top Same as previous, but with an 'L' printed before the volume; Asian import Asian text underneath and an Asian label on the back '70cl' stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right in smaller letters; under Otard is printed: 'Extra Fine Cognac' and 'Bahrain Airport Tax Free Shop'; nothing on the back (1980s) '700ml' stated on the left side and 40%ALC/VOL on the right; under Otard is printed: 'Extra Fine Cognac' and 'Produce of France'; Australian import (1990s) 750ML stated, Australian import

70cle, Extra Fine Cognac; long capsule around the neck; below Otard is text: au chateau de Cognac depuis 1795'. Long capsule around the neck; below Otard is text: au chateau de Cognac depuis 1795'; 70cl; text is more vague and back side is different Label more green; 70cl and 40% are somewhat more clear and bigger Almost black glass; label much darker; more text on neck capsule    70cl and 40%vol printed left and right of Otard; paper duty strip, Portuguese. (importadores e distributores exclusivos em Portugal - Vinalda - Companhia Comercial de Bebidas, LDA; Av Sacadura Cabral 45 A - Lisboa)  33,33cl stated 35cl e stated; on the back a CCS symbol

Cognac is printed under Otard and with a lions head above Otard; 70cl; green glass and label The bands on the capsule are different

6. XO

24 FL OZ stated on the back  XO, bronze stopper (1970s); 70cl (back-side in English) 70cl, with a cotisatiom sign on the back (text in French) 70cl, bronze coloured stopper and letters (text on back-side in French, no cotisation sign) 70cl, gold coloured stopper and letters (text on back-side in French)  Asian import, click to see back (700ml, not stated) 75cl stated on the back, Italian import (1970s)  750ml, stated on the back  35cl, Singapore import; label on the front has gone

XO stated on the shoulder and with an emblem; no content stated on the back 70cl, stated on the back 70cl and 40%vol stated on the back (different typeface is used); with a cotisation mark 70cl, with a paper duty seal; Italian import for Martini & Rossi  Asian text on the neck; 700ml stated  70cl, Hong-Kong import for Hagemeyer - Morison 70cl Malaysian Duty Not Paid; Jardine Wines & Spirits SDN BHD  700ml Asian import  70cl Französisches Erzeugnis, stated on the back 70cl stated on the back; Duty Free Shops, Bangkok Airport 70cl, imported by Top Line Tax Free Traders (see back); 1979 750ML and 40%ALC/VOL stated  750ML; 70cl and 750ml, depending on which country, stated on the box; USA bottle  70cl, Asian import, different back  100cl bottle, Bangkok Downtown Shop 1L bottle, Quality Brands International (Aust); 1990s

70cl XO, no emblem, Singapore Duty Not Paid  35cl, stated on the back

XO Special; 70cl XO Gold; box around 'gold'; 70cle content not stated, said to be 70cle 70cle, Arak mengandungi stated on the capsule (Malaysian) XO Gold 33,33cl stated; different neck XO Gold 35cl stated

XO Gold; XO on the neck has a different colour and the emblem on the neck is different. 70cle e70cl, Ausländisches Erzeugnis; glass is different, not smooth but segmented e70cl, Italian import; glass is different, not smooth but segmented 100cle indicated 375ml (not stated) 33,33cl stated

Gold, 70cle; XO not mentioned on the bottle, but it is on the box; segmented glass (1990s)

70cl bottle XO Gold 700ml Japanese import 1L bottle XO Gold XO Gold, Precious edition; yellow ring on stopper XO Gold, Precious edition; bronze ring on stopper; XO Gold, Precious Edition; different colour of the bottle

7. Prince and Princes de Cognac

Princes de Cognac on the paper label:

Small label

70 proof, not less than 24 FL OZS; on the back: only a few thousand bottles per year (in French); 1970s Princes de Cognac; 70cl; 40% stated on the left below Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top Princes de Cognac; 70cl; 40% stated on the middle below Princes de Cognac; 70cl; 40% stated on the middle below; with a paper duty seal Princes de Cognac; 70cl; 40% stated on the middle below; no metal on the cap 40° and 0,75L stated  75cl Italian import by Sacco Torino 75cl Italian import by Sacco Torino, golden label and stopper 75cl Italian import by Silva & Bianchi, Milano (1960s)  4/5 Quart, 80 Proof (US import)

Prince de Cognac on the shoulder:

0,7L Prince de Cognac, Otard in shaded font and no emblem above it; Französisches Erzeugnis  Prince de Cognac, 0,70cl; emblem above 'Otard'; grey stopper  Prince de Cognac, 0,70cl; gold coloured stopper Vieille Fine Cognac; different stopper; ABV and content placed higher

Princes de Cognac on the shoulder:

0,7L Princes de Cognac, Otard in shaded font and no emblem above it; traditionellement vieilli par Cognac Otard S.A.au  750ml stated, vieille fine cognac Vieille fine cognac; 750mL stated in the middle 750ml and 80 proof sttaed; vieille champagne cognac

700ml (2023)

8. Supra and Extra

Supra, plus de 45 ans  Otard Extra 60 ans Probably also an Extra with neck labels fallen off; 72 CTL and 40% stated (1947-1949) Extra (1960s)

Extra, 70cl; no emblem on the shoulder  70cl, with emblem on the shoulder  70cl stated on the back, differently 70cl Italian import by Soffiantino, Genova 70cl Portuguese import (Lisboa) 70cl Extra, imported by Jardine Otard Wines and Spirits, Singapore 700ml Taiwan import, Taiwan Tobacco & Wine Monopoly Bureau 700ml Japanese import

0.7L stated on the back on a see-through sticker; different stopper (2006) 0.7L stated on the back on a different see-through sticker 70cl Extra  Content not stated, saisd to be 70cl (UK sticker on the back); 2008  0,7L Polish import by Bacardi-Martini (click to see back-side); 2008 70cl, no stickers; 2009 1L bottle (not indicated but written by auctioneer)

70cl, with a paper duty seal (Green stopper? Probably colour effect from the box)

9. Limited editions and specials

Said to be 1840s From a 1925 poster Second half 19th century (est. 1860-70s); with double-oil or mineral finish, made with a three-part mold; possibly 1815 vintage Second half 19th century (est. 1870s), brandy finish

Very old bottle ODC (Otard Dupuy & Co) Reserve 1900 30 ans; Estimated 1950s Estimated 1950s (lost its neck label?)

Charles X Charles X, Italian import with text underneath and a paper duty seal Charles X, extra old reserve printed on the glass

Réserve Charles X Réserve Charles X, different capsule (1960s) Réserve Charles X, Italian import by S.I.L.V.A., 75cl indicated as well as 40° (1960s)    Reserve Particuliere, vieille fine champagne on the neck, grande fine champagne on the label; 'revente interdite' More text on the neck and with punctured holes above Otard  Reserve Particuliere, vieille fine champagne on the neck, grande fine champagne on the label; punche holes above Otard; no emblem on the capsule Reserve Particuliere, vieille fine champagne on the neck, less text on the label Reserva San Juan, Extranejo  Reserva San Juan, Conac Anejo

Reserva San Juan, VSOP, anejo 750ml Reserva San Juan, vsop, extra anejo

Réserve Spéciale du Maître de Chai, 70cl Chateau François I (1979)

Reserve du Maitre de Chai (70cl, 1980s) Baron Otard Exception Cognac for long drinks Otard flask 113cl; imported by Hall, Cutlack and Harlock (1930s)

50cl natural strenght, 55% 50cl natural strenght, 55%; 'e' after 50cl is bigger and more distance between 55% and 'Vol'. With a paper duty seal on top; Zcech import, Prague Malaysian import

50cl, French text English text; not less than 15 1/2 FL OZS.

Otard Gold, 70cl; Singapore import 70cl; commemorative edition, 100 years advertizing; with the lion's head on the shoulder 70cl; commemorative edition, 100 years advertizing; with vsop stated on the shoulder 70cl; commemorative edition, 100 years advertizing; with vsop stated on the shoulder; with a paperd uty seal and on the back Cyrillic text 200 ans, vsop 200 ans, content not stated 70cl stated; Portuguese import (importadores e distributores exclusivos em Portugal - Vinalda - Companhia Comercial de Bebidas, LDA; Av Sacadura Cabral 45 A - Lisboa) With the logo of the United Nations (approx 1990-1992); 70cl

20 years old (called demijohn on auction; contents unknown)  3L tonneau

10. Vintages

Otard Dupuy & Co.:

Otard Dupuy 1725 Otard Dupuy 1744 Otard Dupuy 1768 Otard Dupuy 1796; bottled 1900 Otard Dupuy 1808; bottled 1905 1812 1815 GC (Gde Champagne stated on the neck) Otard Dupuy Réserve 1820 1825, Charles Dix, Collection Otard Dupuy 1836 (b 1930s) 1854 fine champagne  1865  Réserve 1865  1865 with additional text: Matured in wood and bottled at Chateau de Cognac (b. 1930s)  1865 Reserve Réserve 1865 1875 Liqueur cognac imported by Shaw & Cockell, Wakefield (1940s) 1875; 'England' stated Otard 1878 Otard 1878, matured in wood Reserve 1878, different closure 1878 Reserve  1878 Reserve, different model bottle and different neck label 1893  1900 Reserve Otard Reserve 1900 VSOP 1938, landed 1940 and bottled 1955 by Quellyn Roberts & Co

Otard:

1880, old model bottle 1900 Old Liqueur Brandy, imported by Ferguson's Limited, Reading 1904, bottled by W&S Strong, Dundee in the 1940s 1906 (landed 1907, bottled 1936) by Mitghells & Butlers Ltd 1914 Otards Liqueur Brandy 1917, 24 fl oz. 1917, 24 fl oz.; with a Portuguese stamp on it 1928 Fine Old Cognac 1929 fine old cognac 1929, bottled 1950 1934, early landed 1935, bottled 1959 by Pountain & Co. Derby 1934; bottled 1964 1937 Fine Champagne; Saccone & Speed, London 1937 (b. 1960s) 1938, matured in wood for over 10 years, bottled by Kemp Town Brewery, Brighton (UK) 1948, bottled 1975. Christopher's Old Landed Cognac (landed 1959) 1948 Petite Champagne, bottled 1969; Harvey's 1951, landed 1952, bottled 1972; 68cl 1951, landed 1952, bottled 1972; 68cl, different colour of the cap 1952 early landed, imported 1953, Rebottled 1993; white corked cap 1952 early landed, imported 1953, Rebottled 1993; black waxed cap 1960; landed 1961, bottled 1986 1960, same as previous, but with a paper duty seal  1972, petite champagne Baron Otard; 700ml stated on the back (2012) 1975 GC

11. Ramefort Vintages (Argentinean market)

1960 Gran Reserva 1964 Gran Reserva 1967 Gran Reserva 1972 Gran Reserva 1973 Gran Reserva 1973 Gran Reserva, with 750cm3 indicated 1975 Gran Reserva 1975 Gran Reserva with very little text, 750cm3 1976 Gran Reserva 1977 Gran Reserva 1978 Gran Reserva 1979 Gran Reserva 1983, XO 1987, XO

12. Decanters

 70cl, Korean import; black neck Same, but with a paper duty seal on top (Italian import) (1970s) 0,70L (not stated) Napoleon 0,70L (stated) Napoleon 70cl Nap, Italian import (Soffiantino) with a blue hanging card (1990s)  Otard napoleon decanter, 700ml, Asian import  70cl Vieille Fine Champagne  70cl XO, no foot; St. Louis crystal (1970s) XO decanter, no foot, 75cl 70cl XO, different neck capsule, no foot 70cl XO, on a foot 70cl XO, slightly different foot (different from the XO) Different neck  Private Archives Used for the 200 year anniversary (1795-1995) 30 Years old Over 30 years old, with a plaquette hanging around the neck (1950s?) 70 Years old (Extra) François I, US import by Schenly  Asian import; Sime Darby sole importers  François I, without paper label François I, without paper label; capsule is different François I, without paper label; capsule is even longer while bronze coloured part is less high With a paper duty seal on top Royal Coronation (1950s) Fortis et Fidelis, 70cl

Collection du Roi, Cuvée 1 (2019, 8 copies) Collection du Roi, Cuvée 2 (2019, 288 copies) Collection du Roi, Cuvée 3 (2019)

13. Porcelain

Otard 70cl. DYL Porcelaine. No pendant  Otard Extra, 70cl. DYL Porcelaine.  Otard Extra, 70cl. De Haviland Porcelaine. Otard Extra, 70cl. De Haviland Porcelaine; with a Japanese sticker on the back  De Haviland porcelain  70cl Extra

Tharaud limoges, 70cl the little branches are pointing the other way; Tharaud limoges, 70cl; stopper is a cup  Tharaud limoges, 70cl; stopper is a cup; duty free; branches pointing the other way Left little branch (left shoulder of bottle) is pointing the other way Import by Hagemeyer Trading, Singapore; Singapore Duty Not Paid (1980s)  Tharaud limoges, 70cl; different stopper (colour is off, left little branch is pointed to the other side; is this original?) 70cl Extra fine cognac Napoleon; Tharaud limoges (est. 1980-90s) François I, 70cl François I, 70cl Mariage set, 70cl. The angel goes on top (the cork).  Two little differences with previous one: the stopper and the golden paintings at the foot of the angel. 

South Gate

14. Magnums

1 Gallon fine champagne (early 1900s) ca 4-4,5L distilled 1900s (1950s) 3 stars, (estim. 5L) Double magnum bottle

3st magnum (content not stated) 3st Magnum Magnum, 40° indicated Different capsule and with a paper duty seal. No text in the lower left.  1.5L, content not indicated  1,13L (40 Fl.oz.) three star special 1.4L three stars special 1.5L three stars special  1.5L three star special 1.5L Three star special; black capsule and smaller emblem 1.5L Exception (2012)

VSOP magnum in a stand, Mexican import  1.90L 20 years old fine champagne (VSOP not stated, see next bottle); 1940s  190cl vingt ans fine champagne VSOP, without an embossed emblem on the shoulder, Italian import by Bianchi, Milano; metal duty seal (1950s)  Same as previous bottle, but with punched holes (1950s) CL 200 indicated 3L 20 years old; content is an estimation (height 37.5cm, circumference 58cm)

2L VSOP (1950-60s) 1.5L VSOP

1.5L stated 1.4L, not stated

1.5L VSOP; with an emblem above cognac and 1.5L stated on the right side 1.5L VSOP; with date of establishment above cognac and 1.50L stated on the left side

3L Jeroboam, VSOP (content stated at the bottom) 300cl indicated on the front; and Produce of France (left and right of the emblem) 3L magnum, content on the back; cognac is stated above Otard and the emblem below 300cl indicated at the front 3L VSOP in a cradle 3L, different colour of the label 3L VSOP

1,50L indicated; Ausländisches Erzeugnis (Austrian bottle)

3L VSOP 3L VSOP in a stand

30 Ans, 3L bottle (est. 1930s) 3L 30 Years old (est. 1930s) 3.78L VSOP (1 Gallon)

1.5L Princes de Cognac   1.4L Princes de Cognac with 40° stated Prince de Cognac, 1.5L

150cl XO, Malaysian import by Ardine Wines and Spirits, Malaysian Duty not Paid 150cl, Bangkok import, Duty Free Shops

 


Reacties

Otard bottle library — 18 reacties

        • I guess it says on the neck: Grande fine champagne. It probably also has an indication of ‘reserve privé’. It is made of Saint-Louis Crystal. They were made in the 1970-80s. The 1970s bottles have a somewhat older looking stopper This brand is not widely collected, so there is no great demand. You could expect €100-200 at auction. Some online shops try to get much more for it, but whether they succeed…?

  1. I would love to know the age and value of this bottle Ton. Also your thoughts on the quality would be very welcome.
    Great site by the way!
    Much appreciated

    • Hello Shawn,

      Thanks for the compliments.
      This Napoleon is from the 1970s and was mainly produced for the export. A lot of them were shipped to Asia.
      I have not tasted it. It is a Napoleon, so the youngest cognac in the blend has aged for at least 6 years. The average age will be around 10 to 15 years.
      Otard’s VSOP is not too bad for a VSOP, so I guess Otard’s Napoleon will be fine too. But don’t expect to much depth or complexity here.

      Kind regards,
      Ton

    • There is no information on the Internet about this particular bottle. They came out around 1990-1992, the regular ones (without a UN sign) in the 1980s. I expect the price to be the same as a regular bottle, because there is no real interest in the brand to collect. They usually go for under €100.

  2. Dear sir, may i know which year is this bottle of Otard V.S.O.P.?
    Many thanks for your resourceful catalogue too.
    Good day

    • Hi Jimmy,

      It is impossible for me to narrow the date down to a specific year, but the drop shaped bottles were produced during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The bottles with short capsules came first, followed by the long capsules, so this probably is a 1990s bottle or later. It looks like there isn´t a lion printed on the glass on shoulder hight. If there isn’t one, then this one is new for me. But if there is, this bottle belongs in section 3d4.
      These VSOP bottles are not expensive. I would say €30-40, sometimes even less in auctions.

      If it has no lion on the shoulder, I would very much like to receive some better photo’s.

      Kind regards,
      Ton
      PS: I’ll send an e-mail.

  3. Hello,
    Thought you would be interested in seeing this very early Otard bottle probably made for the English or American market. This black glass bottle was made in the 1st quarter of the 19th C, beautiful condition, and, the label is real. I cannot tell the printing method. I think it is hand done with stencil. Dated in ink 1815.Found in an early Period building in Montpellier Vermont thirty years ago. Your system wouldn’t allow an image.

    • Hello Jim,

      My website allows photo’s up to 1Mb. Photo’s can be reduced in size by using programs like Paint.
      But I will send you an e-mail to facilitate sending photo’s to me.

      Sincere regards,
      Ton

  4. Hello,
    I came across your lovely site. Thought you would be interested in seeing this very early Otard bottle probably made for the English or American market. This black glass bottle was made in the 1st quarter of the 19th C, beautiful condition, and, the label is real. I cannot tell the printing method. I think it is hand done with stencil. Dated in ink 1815. Your system wouldn’t allow an image

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