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The unique historical find is found in Odessa


In the territory of the Museum of cognac business of Shustov the oldest bottle of alcohol is found in Ukraine, it is dated approximately for 1863-1867. Experts are convinced - it is a bottle from the very first batch of alcohol which the merchant Nikolay Shustov has put on the market. The staff of the Museum of cognac business of Shustov has shared find history. According to them, the corked bottle perhaps has been hidden by one of workers of the cognac house. When carrying out in cellars of planned works employees have found traces of the entrance conducting in catacombs. There is a confirmation that once enterprising inhabitants of Odessa from an underground labyrinth got into cellars and freely took out alcoholic riches. Later the entrance to catacombs was immured. So, the valuable bottle which is once lost in a labyrinth has been found by the staff of the museum. This bottle is much more senior being considered earlier as the oldest in an exposition of the Museum of a bottle of 1900. We will remind that the bottle of 1900 is the real treasure among an extensive collection of the various cognacs produced at Nikolay Shustov's plants. Experts are sure that this cognac has been presented in 1900 at an exhibition in Paris and has won the Grand Prix. For more than 100 years drink has partially evaporated, but the bottle has perfectly remained. Shustoff is recognized by the French and from 1900th year only in the world among the similar drinks produced not in the French province has acquired the right to be called cognac. "150 years ago in Shustov's cellars there were more than 6 thousand oak barrels with cognac. Only units in Europe could brag of such park. Today more than 15 thousand barrels of cognac alcohols are stored in shops of endurance of the Odessa cognac plant, including age 50 years are more senior", – the director of OKZ Eduard Gorodetsky reports.

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