Weird News Shot of cognac sells in London bar for £10k

14:00  23 march  2018
14:00  23 march  2018 Source:

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A shot of cognac has sold in a London bar for £10,014, setting a new world record.

The 40ml serving of Rome de Bellegarde sold on Wednesday night after it was discovered in the cellars of cognac house Jean Fillioux by fifth generation cellar master Pascal Fillioux.

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It is believed to be the very first blend created by Jean Fillioux in 1894.

The event was attended by cognac lovers and industry experts, who witnessed the very first pour.

An official adjudicator from the Guinness World Records was also present.

Ranjeeta Dutt McGroarty, the founder and director of Trinity Natural Gas, was the first to buy a shot of the rare drink at Hyde Kensington, breaking the Guinness World Record for the price in the process.

The brand has decanted the spirit into 67 French crystal bottles.

Rome de Bellegarde founder David Smeralda said: "We are so excited for Rome de Bellegarde to be available for the first time in over 120 years.

"Since its discovery in 2004 this incredible batch has been destined to be enjoyed by those that love and cherish truly pure cognac."

The previous record for the most expensive cognac sold was for 68,000 Hong Kong dollars (£7,072) at the Inter Continental Hong Kong, on 9 November 2016.

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