Otard Bottle Catalog (last updated: Nov 15, 2018)

(216 bottles; only regular size bottles from 50cl and up and 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 much 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‘.
From 1945 on, when no Dupuy descendant was participating in the management, 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. VSOP
4. Jade
5. Napoléon
6. XO
7. Prince and Princes de Cognac
8. Extra
9. Limited editions and specials
10. Vintages
11. Decanters
12. Porcelain
13. Magnums

1. Stars

With a castle on the neck label The castle on the neck label has more detail  Also a more detailed castle on the neck label; Silva di V. Bianchi import from Milano; 73cl stated (1950s)  Also a more detailed 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)  Silva di V. Bianchi import from Milano; no content stated; distillato di vino stated and with a paper duty seal on top No castle on the neck lavel and Chateau de Cognac is in white on a black band; 72ctl  'Mise en bouteille au chateau de cognac' is printed in stead of 'Chateau de Cognac' and produce of France is left off; 72cl

With a castle on the neck label; Otard in a green band With a castle on the neck label; Otard on a brown band  With a castle on the neck label; the neck label has an oval shape; Otard and Chateau de Cognac on brown bands Round neck label with a castle on it (1970s)  75cl, with the same round neck label, but now without the ABV stated  Screw cap; probably 70cl (not stated); 1970s  Special XXX on neck label; an emblem on the capsule; 73ctl, 1960s  Special XXX on neck label; no emblem on the capsule; 73ctl     Otard on a grey band in the middle of the label

With a shoulder blob that says XXX Special; the label has a brown border; 70cl; 1960s With a shoulder blob that says XXX Special; the label has a green border; 70cl; 1970s 70cl, label brownish (1970s) Brownish-green border around the label; cap in bronze and red (1990s)  Special XXX on the neck label  Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s)  Green bottle, XXX Special (1980s), 70cl, black capsule

2. VS

On neck label are XXX and VS On neck label is a castle and VS 70cl VS 1990s  Carafe, no text above shoulder label Carafe, VS printed above shoulder label Carafe, Fine VS printed above shoulder label

3. VSOP

3a. white label:

VSOP 30 years old VSOP 20 years old; 75cl; 1950s VSOP, 20 years old  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)  Content not stated (prob 75cl); Italian import, Bianchi, Milano  VSOP, text underneath in English (1950s); with 68%Proof stated; on shoulder label VSOP is printed below 'fine champagne  70cl 1950-60s; no ABV stated; on shoulder label VSOP is printed below 'fine champagne'  VSOP; text underneath in Spanish (Mexican); 1960s  VSOP, imported by Canada Dry Ginger Ale; 4/5 Quart; 1950s  70 or 75cl; Otard in gold letters on a black surface (1960s)

3b. yellow label with photo of Otard:

Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands  Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands; additional text left and right of the photo. 75cl; 1960s Capsule with three gold coloured solid bands; imported by Sacco; 75cl, not stated Capsule without solid bands; imported by Sacco; 75cl Capsule without solid bands; imported by Sacco; 75cl, ecru label Top of capsule fully gold coloured; 75cl 70 cl stated  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; more green label; text: not less than 24 fl. ozs. (1970s)  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; more green label; no additional text; 0,70L  Top of capsule fully gold coloured; yellow-green label; no additional text; longer address line underneath; 0,70L  50cl flask

3c. black label with photo of Otard:

70cl stated on the left  70cl stated very small on the bottom left 0.70L stated 0,70L stated; two additional text lines underneath Different emblem on main label; 70cl stated on the right side  Content (70cl) and ABV are lower on the label (1980s)

3d. Drop shaped bottles with a red label:

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; different lines and text on neck capsule (commemorative edition, 100 years) green and gold stopper 70cl bottle with green on the neck emblem; green and gold stopper  750ml stated; gold coloured stopper No long capsule around the neck; 70cl (1980-90s)  No long capsule around the neck, less dark label; 70cl (1980-90s)  No long capsule around the neck; 1L bottle 1L stated 70cl stated; with a lion's head depicted 100cl stated on the front 1L bottle stated very, very vaguely on the front, but more clearly on the back  With the lion's head on the shoulder and on the main label as well (different emblem); 70cl;  No content stated (70cl)  1L stated

3e. Drop shaped bottles without paper label:

70cl stated 750ml stated 100cl stated

3f. Other VSOP bottles:

50cl flask, VSOP

4. Jade

70cl 70cl; different colour of neck capsule and content and ABV in different colour; 70cl No emblem low on the main label and diferent emblem (Lion) on neck; 70cl Different neck capsule; 70cl

5. Napoleon

Otard Dupuy & Co. Content stated on bottom: 0.7L (1970s)  70cl stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right 70cl stated on the left side and 40%vol on the right in smaller letters; under Otard is printed: 'Extra Fine Cognac' Lon capsule around the neck; cognac is printed above Otard. 70cl.  Almost black glass; labl much darker   Label more green; 70cl and 40% are much more clear and bigger  Cognac is printed under Otard; 70cl; green glass and label The bands on the capsule are different

6. XO

XO, bronze stopper (1970s) XO; paper seal on top; 70cl 70cl, gold coloured stopper  24 FL OZ stated on the back  Asian import, click to see back (700ml, not stated)  750ml, stated on the back  XO stated on the shoulder; no content stated on the back 70cl, stated on the back 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  700ml Asian import  70cl Französisches Erzeugnis, stated on the back 70cl stated on the back; Duty Free Shops, Bangkok Airport 750ml, stated on the box; USA bottle  70cl, Asian import, different back  1L bottle, Bangkok Downtown Shop

XO Special; 70cl XO Gold; box around 'gold'; 70cl XO Gold; XO on the neck has a different colour and the emblem on the neck is different. 70cl Different emblem on the neck; content not stated, said to be 70cl Gold, 70cl (XO not mentioned)

1L bottle XO Gold 70cl 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; 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; no metal on the cap  Princes de Cognac; 70cl; information on the importer below, Sacco, Torino  75cl, golden label  75cl Italian import by Silva & Bianchi, Milano (1960s)   75cl; right is 'gr. 40' stated; Italian import by Silva & Bianchi, Milano (1960s)  Prince de Cognac, 0,70cl; grey stopper  Prince de Cognac, 0,70cl; gold coloured stopper  Different stopper; ABV and content placed higher and different text above 'Chateau de Cognac'

8. Extra

Extra, 70cl; no emblem on the shoulder    70cl, with emblem on the shoulder  70cl stated on the back, differently  70cl  Green stopper?

9. Limited editions and specials

ca. 1850s Very old bottle ODC (Otard Dupuy & Co) Reserve 1900 Charles X  Reserve Particuliere Réserve Spéciale du Maître de Chai, 70cl Chateau François I Reserve du Maitre de Chai (70cl, 1980s) Baron Otard Exception 50cl natural strenght, 55% Malaysian import Cognac for long drinks  50cl  Otard flask 113cl; imported by Hall, Cutlack and Harlock (1930s)

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 1836  1865  1865 with an additional sticker beneath the main label  1865 Reserve  1878 Reserve  1878 Reserve, different model bottle and different neck label  1900 Reserve

Otard:

1880, old model bottle 1904, bottled by W&S Strong, Dundee in the 1940s 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 1937 Fine Champagne; Saccone & Speed, London 1948, bottled 1975. Christopher's Old Landed Cognac (landed 1959) 1948 Petite Champagne; Harvey's 1951, landed 1952, bottled 1972; 68cl 1952 (Rebottled 1993) 1960; landed 1961, bottled 1986 1960, same as previous, but with a paper duty seal  1972, petite champagne Baron Otard.

11. Decanters

 70cl, Korean import; black neck 0,70L (not stated) Napoleon 0,70L (stated) Napoleon  70cl Vieille Fine Champagne  70cl XO, no foot 70cl XO, different neck capsule, no foot 70cl XO, on a foot 70cl XO, slightly different foot (diferent from the XO) Different neck  Private Archives 30 Years old Over 30 years old, with a plaquette hanging around the neck (1950s?) 70 Years old (Extra) François I  François I, without paper label  Fortis et Fidelis, 70cl

12. Porcelain

Otard 70cl. DYL Porcelaine. No pendant  Otard Extra, 70cl. DYL Porcelaine.  Otard Extra, 70cl. De Haviland Porcelaine.  De Haviland porcelain  70cl Extra

Tharaud limoges, 70cl Tharaud limoges, 70cl; stopper is a cup; duty free Tharaud limoges, 70cl; different stopper (colour is off; is this original?) François I, 70cl Marriage 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. 

13. Magnums

1.5L Exception (2012) 1.5L VSOP  1.9L 20 Years Old (1950s) 2L VSOP 3L VSOP 3L VSOP in a stand 3.78L VSOP (1 Gallon) 4.5L 30 Years old

 


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