The London Evening Standard reveals that a bottle of 1789 Courvoisier & Curlier has been located:
“The bottle of cognac produced during the French revolution has gone on sale — at a price of £3,800 a glass. The 1789 Courvoisier & Curlier is the earliest known vintage cognac in existence and today is the last day for prospective buyers to register their interest in the £95,000 bottle which is on sale at Harrods.
The 233-year-old bottle was discovered in the world’s largest spirits collection, which belongs to Dutch collector, Bay van der Bunt. It is so delicate that it has to be stored in a special cabinet at a controlled temperature of between 19C and 24C to ensure the cork does not pop off and all the liquid evaporate. The cognac, bottled by two of Felix Courvoisier’s nephews, is made from two varieties of grape — folle blanche, which is known for its subtle but rich flavour, and the finest grapes from the Grande Champagne, cognac’s premier cru district.”
The complete story can be found here.