Courvoisier Bottle Catalog PART 2, Limited editions and specials (last updated: Oct  19, 2019)

(169 Limited editions, 56 canons, curiosa and fip flasks, 31 extravanaza bottles; but still more exist)

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Contents:

1. VS limited editions
2. VSOP limited editions
3. VSOP Exclusif, FCN Exclusif and Exclusif and Gala Club
4. XO limited editions
5. Millen2000, Emperor, Extravagance
6. Premier Réserve Superieure and Premier de Courvoisier
7. Connoiseur
8. Year of the Dragon, Year of the Serpent, Year of the Horse
9. Chateau limoges Fine Champagne and Fine Champagne Extra
10. Some special editions of fine champagne and one grande champagne
11. Cour Imperiale
12. Succession
13. Other
14. Baccarat decanters and other decanters
15. Canons
16. Curiosa
17. Hip flasks
18. Courvoisier Extravaganza
1. VS

Le Voyage de Napoleon, Travel Retail Exclusive, Said to be 1L 1L Travel retail exclusive Le Voyage de Napoleon, Exclusive Edition; said to be 1L 1L Artisan Edition, double oak

Two different botles of Le Voyage de Napoleon (2013) and a bottle of the artisan edition (2016).

VS Black Pack (aug 2019)

2. VSOP

1Liter bottle; no VSOP mentioned 1Litre; with a sticker: "for the UK market" Le Voyage de Napoleon, 1Litre stated, Travel Retail Exclusive Le Voyage de Napoleon, Travel Retail Exclusive; content 1L stated on the back (2013) Le Voyage de napoleon, Exclusive Edition 1L Artisan edition, triple oak; content stated on the box; three lines of text underneath 1L Artisan edition, triple oak; content stated on the box; two lines of text underneath

Three bottles Natur (ca. 2000), second and third are 1 Liter and have no mentioning of VSOP. Next come two bottles of Le Voyage de Napoleon (2013), they have different emblemes of Napoleon on the shoulder and different texts above VSOP. Then two bottles of the artisan edition (2016), first one has three lines of text underneath and the second only two.

3. VSOP Exclusif, FCN Exclusif and Exclusif and Gala Club

70cl stated on back-side. Courvoisier is on the top line 70cl stated on back-side. Courvoisier is on the top line; Asian import, see sticker on back VSOP Exclusif; Courvoisier on second line VSOP Exclusif; Courvoisier on second line; shorter capsule 1L VSOP Exclusif; first line says Courvoisier 1L VSOP Exclusif; second line says Courvoisier 70cl, stated on the back 70cl Exclusif (VSOP not stated) 750ml Exclusif (VSOP not stated) VSOP Rouge, 700ml VSOP rouge, with Asain characters FCN Exclusif 1L FCN Exclusif Gala, 70cl Gala, 70cl screw cap (1960s) Gala Club (2016)

4. XO

 

Le Voyage de Napoleon, Travel Retail Exclusive, 70cl stated on the front  Le Voyage de Napoleon, Travel Retail Exclusive, 70cl stated on the back (the word 'cognac' above 'travel retail exclusive' has gone and is now placed lower Le Voyage de Napoleon, Travel Retail Exclusive, 70cl stated on the back (the word 'cognac' above 'travel retail exclusive' has gone and is now placed lower; with a sticker: Duty paid tasting stock

XO Voyage de Napoleon (2013) and an XO Ultime of the Artisan Edition (2015)

5. Millennium 2000, Emperor, Extravagance

70cl millennium Same as previous (70cl), but with an additional symbol on the back (cotisation) 750ml (stated near the bottom) millennium 1L millennium (stated on back-side, click to see) 1L, different back: with cotisation symbol, tidyman symbol and green point symbol. 70cl 70cl

Millennium (2000), Emperor (2006), Extravagance (2014)

6. Premier Réserve Superieure and Premier de Courvoisier
Premier Réserve Superieure; on the neck a coat of arms emblem Same as previous but with a duty seal on top Premier Réserve Superieure; on the neck the Napoleon silhouette Premier de Courvoisier, fine champagne; 70cl stated on the back Premier de Courvoisier, with Asian text on the label

7. Connoisseur Collection (2013)

Aged 12 years, 70cl Aged 12 years, 750ml Aged 21 years, 70cl Aged 21 years, 'e70cl' stated Aged 21 years, 750ml

8. Year of the Dragon, Year of the Serpent, Year of the Horse

70cl (stated on the back)

Year of the Dragon (2000), Year of the Dragon (2012), Essence Year of the Dragon (2012), Year of the Serpent (2013), Essence year of the Horse (2014)

9. Chateau Limoges en Chateau Extra Limoges

Fine champagne, 700ml stated on back-side Fine champagne; with a paper seal on top; 70cl Italian import by Cedal. Fine champagne; with a paper seal on top; 70cl Italian import by Cedal, different back side With 40G.L. and 70cl stated on the back Fine champagne Extra, 70cl Fine champagne Extra; with a paper seal on top Fine champagne Extra; with a paper seal on top; different back (click to see) White Limoges bottle, Fine champagne Extra

Royal Limoges porcelain bottles, created by Bernardaud probably around 1980.

10. Some special editions of fine champagne and grande champagne.

Cognac Fine Maison (1910-1920) 80 ans, grande fine champagne; bottled probably 1920s Grande Fine Champagne Napoleon (est. pre-1935) Grande Fine Champagne Napoleon with 70 Proof stated Grande Fine Champagne (est. first half of 1930s) Cognac Grande Fine Champagne (Napoleon III) Cognac Grande Fine Champagne (Napoleon III) with a different necklabel 75cl stated Grande Fine Champagne, 60 years old. (mid 1950s); 75cl (stated on auction) Grande Fine Champagne, 60 years old. (mid 1950s); 700ml Grande Fine Champagne, 60 years old. (mid 1950s); with import data underneath 75cl Grande Fine Champagne, 60 years old. (mid 1950s); Italian import, Ferraretto 700ml Grande Fine Champagne, 60 years old; different importer Looks like a 'Succession' botle, but it does not say Successsion on the bottle. Cognac Special Grande Fine Champagne (Napoleon III) no. 1674 Cognac Fine Champagne de Luxe, 50 years old Cognac Fine Champagne de Luxe, 50 years old; with additional textline above the emblem on the neck label Fine champagne; imported by Taylor & Co., New York 25.4 FL OZS, 80 proof, grande fine champagne (looks very much like the extra vieille models); USA import Silver Jubilee, Fine Champagne; 75cl (celebration of partnership Courvoisier with JR Phillips; sold to Allied Lyons shareholders) Prestige de la France (diplome le 9 Mai 1984) Chateau Courvoisier Grande Champagne, exclusively made for the fellows of maître 'C'

11. Cour Imperiale

The Cour Imperiale is made between 1970 and 1990, it exists in three main versions: one with Cour Imperiale big on the label and with a picture of Napoleon on the main label, one with Courvoisier written big on the label and Cour Imperiale smaller and the picture of Napoleon on the main label and the third with Napoleon big on the label, the picture of Napoleon on a seperate neck label and with the Imperial Eagle on the main label. The first version bottles all say it is a grande champagne and the second and third versions do not.

Type 1: Cour Imperial written in big capitals; grande champagne.

ABV and content stated on lower left and right and in the lower middle 'Jarnac France' two lines of text underneath 750ml (stated on the box; click to see); two lines of text underneath 'Courvoisier'; abv and content probably stated too 0.70 stated on the back; Asian import 'Grand Cru' in stead of 'Grande Champagne'; 40%Vol stated left and 700ml on the right ABV and content not stated Much longer neck
Type 2: Courvoisier is written in big capitals; the cru is not stated.

70cl stated Content or alcohol percentage stated (difficult to see); the eagle is upside-down. More crackels

Type 3: Napoleon is written in big capitals; the cru is not stated.Courvoisier in big capitals on the lower part of the label.

Underneath; Courvoisier in big capitals Underneath; Courvoisier in big capitals; much less cracquelé Underneath; Courvoisier in big capitals; Duty Free stated on the left. Min. contents 70 cl stated

Type 4: Napoleon is written in big capitals; the cru is not stated; other information on the lower part of the label.

0,70L and 40% stated underneath is says: 80 Proof, product of France Similar to previous bottle, bu a lot more crackels Underneath: Korea National Tourism Corporation  700ml stated 24 fl oz 680ml stated 'trade mark' written in the neck embleme and 24 fl oz 680ml stated 'Trade mark' printed in neck emblem; 24 FL OZ (FL and OZ in capitals) 680ml stated Duty Free Stocks, 70cl 700ml Asian import with TTWMB-ROC printed (Taiwan Tabacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau, Regional Operational Centre)

12. Succession

Different colour of the Crown and the 'N'; colour of letters on the label differ also. Strange things are happening: green wax cap but same number on the bottle. Looking at the irregularities on the cap it is the same bottle indeed. How did the colour difference come about? Different crown above the 'N' and different label. The label does not say Succession, but it is.  The bottom two lines are different

Three (four)? bottles of Succession J.S. (2004) to commemorate the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte 200 years ago.
Next are two versions of the Succesion J.L. The J.L. is a Tres Rare Champagne Cognac of which only 595 bottles were made. The J.L. are probably initials from the winegrower of whom the cognac was initially bought.

13. Other

Simon Frères (May 9, 1980) VVOP, mise en bouteille par l'acheteur Fine champagne; personalized for a private client Réserve du Paradis; personalized for a private client Centenary Reserve, Grants of Ireland 1890-1990 Centenaire de la Norvège (2005)

700ml Fontainebleau cask finish special edition Master's Cask collection, 700ml (stated on the back) Sherry Finish. They call it cognac, but should it be allowed to call it that? (I don't think so)

700ml, 100th anniversary of Meidi-Ya (Japanese grocery store); 1985, Bernardaud limoges

14. Baccarat decanters and other decanters
Three stars and Le Petit Caporal

VSOP decanters

'VSOP Liqueur Cognac' stated Just VSOP VSOP Fine champagne with one address line and a bottled in France line Fine Champagne VSOP with one address line; with a paper duty seal Fine Champagne VSOP with 40% and 0,755L stated Fine Champagne VSOP; Fine Champagne in roman (upright) letters Fine Champagne VSOP; Fine Champagne in roman (upright) letters; with 'marca registrada' printed on the lower edge of the label (Mexican import) Fine Champagne VSOP with content and ABV stated

First one does not have ‘fine champagne’ written. Last one has percentage of alcohol and content stated.

Napoleon decanters

With Cognac Fine Champagne on it and 40% on the left; old cap With old liquor cognac on it and 70 proof in the middle below; old cap With old liquor cognac on it and 40%vol on the left top and 70 cl right. With old liquor cognac on it and 70 proof on the left top and 26 fl oz right With old liquor cognac on it; no content or alcohol percentage stated With 'Cognac Fine Champagne' stated Just 'Napoléon cognac' stated Just Napoleon Cognac stated, with a paper duty seal on top 40% stated 'Fournisseur Breveté des Cours Étrangères' is left off; 75cl stated on back Extra address line underneath, said to be 75cl on auction, but not stated, no back-label Extra address line underneath, with a paper duty seal; 75cl stated on the back With 40%VOL and 0.75L stated With 40%VOL and 0.755L stated

Extra Vieille decanters:

Extra Vieille, content not stated Extra Vieille, content not stated; extra text line: fournisseur breveté des Cours Etrangères Extra Vieille, 75.5cl (1960s) 70cl Extra Vieille (Singapore import, 1970's) 60 ans

VOC decanters:

VOC, Baccarat; 4/5 quart stated VOC Baccarat, bolder typeface; 4/5 quart stated VOC Baccarat; 750ml stated VOC Baccarat, 4/5 quart stated to the left of 80 proof VOC Fine Champagne Cognac; Baccarat 750ml stated VOC Fine Champagne Cognac; Baccarat 750ml stated; with a duty seal from Georgia (US) VOC Fine Champagne Baccarat; 4/5 quart stated. On the neck: 1/5 Gallon, Maryland. (US import, Taylor & Co.) VOC Fine Champagne Baccarat; with the sentence: 'all Courvoisier cognac bears the registered phrase'; 4/5 quart stated. On the neck: 1/5 Gallon, Wisconsin. (US import, Taylor & Co.) (Est. 1960-70s) VOC Fine Champagne; 4/5 quart. With the sentence: 'all Courvoisier cognac bears the registered phrase' VOC Baccarat modern style; no content stated VOC 1976 VOC Baccarat Extra; 75cl (content stated on back-side) 750ml VOC Extra; different back side (click to see) VOC Baccarat; 750ml stated

Other decanters:

Edward VII (2012) L'Essence 70cl (2009) L'Essence 75cl L'Essence Extrait no1 (grande champagne and borderies) 2016 L'Essence Extrait no.8; specially made for the Angels' Share auction (2018)

Edward VII which was auctioned at the 2012 Part des Anges auction. Followed by four modern carafes of L’Essence. Last two are unique specimen, made for La Part des Anges.

15. Canons
Canons, no age indication:

0,7L canon, no age indication; imported for Oud, Haarlem (NL)

Three star canons:

Double magnum (3L); trois étoiles luxe Trois Étoiles luxe canon; neck emblem with Royal Coat of Arms; light coloured glass Trois Étoiles luxe canon; neck emblem with Royal Coat of Arms; light coloured glass; 70cl, Haecky import Trois Étoiles luxe canon; neck emblem with Royal Coat of Arms; dark green glass Similar to previous, no neck label. Different carriage Same but with Französisches Erzeugnis underneath Three star Luxe, 24 FL. OZ. Neck label with Imperial Coat of Arms; '*** Luxe'  '*** luxe'; Royal coat of arms; 750ml stated and to the right a square with a number printed'*** Luxe'; no neck emblem

VS Canons:

VS The brandy of Napoleon VS Very Special

VSOP Canons:

4/5 quart Grand Liquor Cognac 70cl; on the neck: VSOP Courvoisier On the neck: VSOP fine champagne 148 CTL canon, Italian import Label has fallen off; VSOP fine champagne On the shoulder: VSOP Courvoisier  Fine champagne; Französisches Erzeugnis (Charles Hosie, Hamburg import); 70cl, 1960s  VSOP fine champagne, produce of France stated and to the right: 700ml On the shoulder: VSOP fine champagne; 700ml stated on the left VSOP Liqueur Cognac, 700ml  VSOP Liqueur Cognac, for US Forces only (said to be 75cl, 1960s)  VSOP, Mexican import  On the shoulder: VSOP fine champagne; alcohol percentage on the left and content on the right On the shoulder: VSOP fine champagne; different label  On the shoulder: VSOP fine champagne; different shape of label

Napoleon canons:

Old Liquor Cognac, 700ml stated Old Liquor Cognac, Messrs Sacone & Speed, Malta stated No textline underneath Napoleon Fine Champagne

Extra Vieille:

700ml Extra Vieille

Cour Imperiale:

Cour Imperiale (Napoleon) Courvoisier in smaller letters underneath and Cour Imperial on top

16. Curiosa

Courvoisier, Le cognac de Napoleon, delicacy; 40% stated; 5cl Different stopper and different text

Not sure if there have been cognac inside

35cl (height 14cm) Height: 16cm

17. Hip flasks

18. Courvoisier Extravaganza

The very expensive and extravagant bottles of Courvoisier have their own page, where there is room for a more extensive description of the bottles: L’Esprit de Joséphine, Héritage de Louis Rénard, Tribute Borderies, L’Esprit de Courvoisier, and the Erté series.

Click on this link to see the Courvoisier Extravaganza page.

Or in Dutch: Click on this link to see the Courvoisier Extravaganza page in Dutch.

L'Esprit de Josephine Héritage Louis Rénard Demi-John of Tribute Borderies L'Esprit de Courvoisier

Erté series of 70cl:

They exist in 70cl and in 75cl bottles. Some bottles have the content printed on the neck capsule. Almoste all bottles have the content stated on the backside. There can be different backsides. The backsides of 70cl bottles are hard to find. If I did find backsides, they can can be seen by clicking on the picture. For a more detailed description, go to the extravaganza-page.

70 cl series without paper duty seals:

Vigne; 70cl (on back-side the content is not stated (click to see two different backsides) Vendanges; 70cl Distillation; 70cl (not stated) Vieillissement; 70cl. With one back-side. Degustation; 70cl (with one back-side) L'Esprit du cognac; 70cl; with two back sides. Le Part des Anges; 70cl. Three different backsides (click to see them) Inédit; 70cl (with one back-side)

70 cl series with paper duty seals:

Nr. 4, one back-side nr. 5, one back-side Nr. 6, one back-side Nr. 7, one back-side Nr. 8, one back-side

75 cl series without paper duty seals:

Vigne, 75cl. Three different back-sides, first one imported by Taylor & Company Vendanges; 75cl; eight different back-sides, first one imported by Taylor & Company Distillation, 75cl; four different back-sides, first one imported by Taylor & Company Vieillissement, 75cl; five different back-sides, first one imported by Taylor & Company. Dégustation, 75cl; two back-sides. Content stated on the neck-capsule. L'Esprit du cognac, 75cl; five different back-sides (Hiram Walker & Sons import). Content stated on the neck capsule La Part des Anges, 75cl, stated on neck capsule; two back-sides (one is Hiram Walker & Sons import) Inédit, 75cl; content stated on the neck capsule (Hiram Walker & Sons import); one back-side

75 cl series with paper duty seals:

Nr. 1, one back-side Nr. 2, one back-side Nr. 3, one back-side Nr. 4, one back-side

In commemoration of the launch of the 7th and 8th entries of the series, these special editions were released. They have not been for sale though:

Commemorating the release of the 7th bottle, La Part des Anges. 1994, 70cl Commemorating the release of the 8th bottle, Inédit. 1995; 70cl

 

 


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