Bisquit-Dubouché Bottle Catalog (last updated Nov 14, 2018)

304 bottles, 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.
Often 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-Duboucé signature. By the way: I have never seen the name Laporte-Bisquit on a bottle.
The most used emblem on Bisquit bottles is the portraiture of Saint Martial, patron saint of Limoges. They choose 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. 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
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

Cognaçaise bottles:

Possibly 1930s With Bisquit on the neck label (before 1960) With a paper duty seal on top and with embossed letters on the glass (near bottom); est. 1950s 1941 (old glass)

Cognaçaise bottles below all have ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (around 1950s).

 Additional text in red above 'BD & co' and above 'Cognac' It says: exportation interdite (just below the three stars) It says: exportation interdite (just below the three stars); also 40% stated on bottom left of the label 73cl stated; text in black and red (1960s); Torino import 73cl stated; text in black and red (1950s); Wax and Vitale import, Genova 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 No content stated; Französisches erzeugnis (1950s) No content stated; 40% stated; Französisches erzeugnis in bigger letters (1950s)

White label squat-shaped bottles with ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (1950-1960s):

No content stated, with a paper duty seal (1950-60s) 70cl stated; without '& Co.' behind the name. Content not stated; without '& Co.' behind the name (1970s) 40% stated 73cl stated, Italian import (Ruffino Pontassieve Firenze); without '& Co.' behind the name. 73cl stated, Italian import (Ruffino Pontassieve Firenze)  73cl stated, Italian import by Petrelli Carmelo, Genova for Ruffini Pontassieve

White label squat-shaped bottles with ‘Ricard’ stated left of the emblem (1960-70s):

70cl stated (1960s) Content not stated (said to be 70cl at auction); 1960s 73cl Italian import; Ferraretto, Milano; 1960s 24 FL. OZ stated, 70 proof 12 FL OZ statd, 70 proof

Yellow-brown label squat-shaped bottles, clear glass (1970s):

0,70L stated 70cl stated and Französisches Erzeugnis on the back 70cl stated very small Only text (abv or content or both?) on the lower left side of the label 70cl stated on the back; Portuguese import (Costa Pina & Vilaverde, Porto) 73cl, Italian import ( Ferraretto) 68,5cl, 24 FL OZ stated 68,5cl, 24 FL OZ stated; address line is shorter then on previous bottle 24 FL OZ stated 33 FL OZ stated Duty Free Sales Only stated 1 quart and 94.6cl stated; duty free sales only (1970s)

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

70cl stated 70cl stated, with a paper duty seal; Italian, Ferraretto; ABV not stated 70cl stated; Ferraretto import 70cl stated on the back  700ml stated and Produce of France  75cl stated, toleranza 3% - netto 73cl; Italian import  68,5cl stated, for duty free sales UK only  1L stated, for duty free sales UK only  1L (not stated), for duty free sales only

Yellow-brown label squat-shaped bottles, dark green glass; with embleme above the word ‘cognac’ and three stars low on the label:

68,5cl stated No content stated 750ml stated; and 'Product of France'    1L stated, for duty free sales only; different colour of label and Bisquit-Dubouche is placed inside the border

Modern squat-shaped bottles, three stars Classique:

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

Modern squat-shaped 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 1L Classique

Flasks:

73cl flask 50cl, 17,5 FL OZ. flask

2. VS and VS Classique

4/5 Quart VS-three star 750ml, 25,4 FL.OZ.; old type label

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

VS Flask:

50cl flask, VS Classique

3. VSOP

Old VSOP bottles, long shapes:

VO, ca 35cl 72cl, 10 years old VSOP 70cl, garanti 35 ans d'age; probably 1920s 70cl, probably 1920s; bi-coloured cap

White labels; squat-shaped bottles with ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (ca. 1960s):

Bottle with siganture, no content or ABV stated; 70cl Bottle with siganture, no content or ABV stated; 'produce of France' in small letters printed below the emblem; 70cl 70 proof stated 73cl Italian import by Wax and Vitale; with a paper duty seal. (1960s) With Asian characters ; the signature is replaced by the name (still in the same style)   No signature; Fine champagne; 40 ABV stated 73cl stated, Italian import for Franchesco Marchese

White labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with ‘BD&Co’ stated left of the emblem (ca. 1960s):

No content stated ABV and 70cl stated Just ABV stated (said to be 70cl) 73cl stated, Italian import for Wax & Vitale N.A.A.F.I. store for H.M. Forces (Navy Army Air Force Institutes)

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

Content not stated (70-75cl); 1970s With a paper duty seal on top 35cl and 40% stated

White labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with letters in gold and black:

Bisquit Dubouché printed below VSOP; ABV and content not stated (said to be 70cl on auction) 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' 25 floz 1970s 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto; with a paper duty seal 1 US Quart stated on the left 1 US Quart stated on the right

White labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles with letters in black:

No additional info stated, label in just black and white (possibly 1950s?)

Black labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1970s):

content not stated; 1960-70s Same as previous but with a paper duty seal 70cl stated; Französisches Erzeugnis 700ml stated and produce of France 25 FL.OZ. stated 73cl stated, Italian import for Ferraretto Asian import Asian import; see back With red cap and red blob; content not stated

Yellow and brown labels; squat-shaped bottles (1980-90s):

70cl stated in small print (possibly 1970s) 70cl stated in bigger print; 40% stated 70cl stated and 40%Vol 70cl stated and 40 G.L.; with a paper duty seal 70cl stated and 40%Vol; Italian import No content stated; 70cl (stated on auction) 700ml, produce of France stated 700ml stated ABV and produce of France 700ml Produce of France stated; for duty free sales only Gold coloured cap and VSOP curved on the shoulder label; 70cl (1990s) Gold coloured cap; 70cl e stated; Dutch import (1990s)  70cl, produce of France stated  1000ml stated, produce of France; for duty free sales only  1L bottle

Pentangular shaped bottles:

'70cl e', fine champagne 70cl, appellation fine champagne controlé stated 70cl, appellation fine champagne controlé stated, with a paper duty seal. '70cl e', appellation fine champagne controlé stated, with a paper duty seal. 70cl with a red capsule; old fine cognac 70cl with a different red capsule; old fine cognac; Asian import 70cl and Produce of France stated 750ml and Produced and bottled in France stated 750ml stated in smaller letters 1L bottle 35cl bottle 35cl bottle, red capsule 35cl, different red capsule

Modern squat-shaped bottles:

Content not stated 70cl stated 750ml stated

4. Napoléon

squat-shaped bottles:

Napoleon grande fine champagne, 72cl

No content stated 700ml stated 700ml and Produce of France stated For Duty Sales Only HKDNP Japanese import (stamp)

Green labels; ‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles (1970-80s):

Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; waxed top (partly disappeared) Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; waxed top; with 'produce of France' stated Bisquit Dubouché & Co.; 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 Dubouché & Co.; 73cl stated underneath; Italian import: Wax & Vitale Bisquit; 24 FL OZ and 70 proof stated 70cl; Belgium import (Fourcroy, La Haye) 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

Pentangular shaped bottles (1990s):

70cl 70cl stated to the left of 'Napoleon' 750ml

5. XO and XO Excellence

70cl stated and 40%vol 70cl stated and 40%vol, with a paper duty seal 700ml stated and 40%ALCVOL 70cl stated, different neck 70cl stated, another different neck 70cl; Fine Champagne stated beneath Bisquit. 35cl

6. Extra and Extra Vieille

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

squat shaped bottles:

 72cl Extra (1940s) Content not stated, Extra (said to be 70cl) (possibly wax in shoulder blob has fallen off) Content not stated, Extra not in red (said to be 70cl) same as previous bottle and probably has lost its neck label

Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, over 45 years old Extra Vieille grande fine champagne; 40% stated  Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, 70cl stated Extra Vieille grande fine champagne, 70cl stated; cap made of yellow wax

‘Pinte de Paris’ bottles:

0,7L stated 70cl stated; Französisches Erzeugnis 25 FL OZ stated (vaguely below 'Extra Vieille') Content not stated; 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 No content or abv stated 75cl stated on the duty seal (click to see on back side) 700ml stated on the back; Japanese import

7. Très Vieille, Triomphe and other old bottles

VOCB 70cl (ca 1920s) Maxim's restaurant, presumed 1948 vintage 70cl Tres Vieille (poss 1930s) 37 cl Tres Vieille (poss 1930s)   Triomphe, content not stated  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

8. Vintages

1786 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 with a duty medaillon I think it says 1820, GC 1820 GC, red cap and different cadre around the year 1840 GC 1840 GC, different cap, smaller shoulder blob 1840 GC, white cap 50cl 1848 GC 1854 VSOP Fine Champagne 1858 GC 1858 GC with a duty medaillon 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  1868 GC 1868 GC, different label 1868 GC, 1/5 Gallon stated; US import (Illinois) 1875 fins bois, vieille réserve 1878 GC, selected for Great Britain 1884 GC, seelected for Great Britain 1898 GC 1898 GC, without the embossed letters at the heel 1904 GC, selected for Great Britain 1904 Réserve de Laporte Bisquit 1914 GC, red cap 1914 GC, yellow cap, selected for Great Britain 1922 GC, selected for Great Britain 1935 70cl (Avery & Co.)

9. Limited editions and other special bottles

No. 1:

No. 1 Long Drink No. 1 Long Drink, with a paper duty seal

Monopole:

Said to be 70cl 1930s Said to be 70cl 1950s Wit Französisches Erzeugnis stated

Chateau de Lignères:

10 years old, 70cl Different label, 70cl stated Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal

Légende:

70cl stated VSOP Légende, content not stated 70cl VSOP Légende with sun, moon and stars (Légende is stated on the box) 75cl VSOP Légende with sun, moon and stars 1L, stated on auction

Interlude:

70cl stated 750ml stated Content not stated

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:

70cl Privilege, grande champagne hors d'age 700ml Prestige Prestige (2012) Year of the goat; 70cl stated Camarade, 50cl Haute couture, 35cl Haute couture 35cl, with HKDNP stated

10. Decanters

Papaya shaped decanters:

Napoleon, GFC, no content stated; red stopper Yellow stopper, content not stated; Napoleon fine champagne 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 Napoleon 70cl stated (cru not stated); with produce of France in two languages Napoleon 70cl stated (cru not stated); with a paper duty seal Napoleon content not stated (cru not stated); with produce of France in two languages 75cl Extra; on the back is 4/5 quart stated XO, 70 cl stated on the front XO, Japanese import; 70cl stated on the back XO, Asian (Chinese?) import; 70 cl stated on the back 70cl, Different neck

Square 50cl bottles (1960s):

Three stars with a paper 'label'  three stars without a paper 'label' Napoleon

Other decanters:

Privilege Extra (1990s) L'Éternité Origin, made of Crystal de Bohème ($19.000, 2016)

11. Magnums

3 stars; prob. 1.5L (height is 49cm) 1.5L; content not stated (said at shop); ca. 1960s

Triple magnum VSOP (ca. 5L) Magnum; height is 44cm ca. 3L VSOP 1.5L  1.5L; with stamp 1.5L fine champagne; label without signature 1.5L 'pinte de Pairis' bottle; Wax & Vitale import, with a license number below the emblem Magnum 'pinte de Pairis' bottle; no license number below the emblem 1.5L stated 1.5L, Italian import 1.5L; gold coloured cap and fine champagne stated on the shoulder label1.5L Napoléon 1.5L Napoléon; different neck Napoleon magnum, 148cl stated at bottom; Italian import, Wax & Vitale, Genova 1.5L Extra (1950s) 1.5L vintage 1854 1.5L vintage 1898 1.5L vintage 1898; with embossed letters on the heel of the bottle


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  1. 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.

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