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Your Cognac: Hennessy – Bras Armé

8 December 2012 3 Comments

A reader submitted his “Jas Hennessy & Co. Bras Armé” bottle, this quality is nowadays known as *** or Very Special.

As is well known, Hennessy discontinued the *** denomination in the 1930s and subsequently introduced the Bras Armé quality. So this bottle is not older than 80 years.

Despite its long history as a French company, Hennessy cognac was actually founded by an Irishman, Richard Hennessy, who was born in 1724. Hennessy moved to the Charente region in 1745 and served in the French army for 12 years in order to gain French citizenship. It is for this reason that Hennessy adopted the bras armé (translation: “armed” arm, depicting a fist clutching a hatchet) as its symbol.


Name of bottle: Jas Hennessy & Co. Bras Armé .

Written on labels: 4/5 quart – 80proof produced and bottled in france sole united states distributors schieffelin & co.-New York importers since 1794 – schieffein & co.l.

Story: passed throughout generation.

Value: about 80 USD.

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  • Agron said:

    O una butiglia uguale quanto può valere

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