A bottle of 1762 vintage cognac sold for $146,000 at an online auction Thursday.
The winning bidder will be treated to a custom experience at the Maison Gautier Distillery in Aigre, France — founded in 1755.
Sotheby’s Auction House says the “exceedingly rare” Gautier cognac is one of the oldest surviving cognacs in the world, and only three bottles of it are left. This bottle is the largest of the three, known as the “Big Brother,” and had remained in the same family for generations.
One of the other two was sold at auction in 2014 and the other is in a museum in France.