The drink belonged to the personal collection of Englishman Jacques Hardy, who died in 2015 after spending much of his life in charge of one of the most renowned brands of the distillate
A brandy from the year 1777 was sold on 9 February for £ 40,500, approximately R $ 306 thousand, through an auction portal of alcoholic beverages online. According to the website itself, entitled “Whiskey.Auction”, this makes the distillate one of the most expensive in the world. Cognac was produced in the France, at the time of King Louis XVI, inside a property close to the city of Cognac, which gives its name to this type of drink. The distillate was then stored in oak barrels for more than 100 years and then transferred to the bottle. It belonged to the personal collection of Englishman Jacques Hardy, who owned one of the most renowned brands of cognac in the world, Hardy Cognacs. He died in 2015, at the age of 83. Another five bottles of cognac that were part of Jacques Hardy’s private collection were also sold individually. They date back to 1802, 1812, 1856, 1906 and 1914 and were auctioned for a total of £ 49,600, about R $ 374,000.