Date: c. 1900
Size: 10 x 5.25 inches
A vintage, Spanish carton advertisement for Duccan cognac "extra aged" (extra anejo). Cognac is a variety of brandy named after the town of Cognac, France. Among the specified grapes Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Emilion, is most widely used. The brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wine barrel age, and most cognacs spend considerably longer "on the wood" than the minimum legal requirement.
There is still a string attached to this ad which would have served to hang it from a point of sale or in a window. We love the simplicity and beauty of this ad, with its licorice green background and gold embossed lettering. Purchased in Barcelona and in good condition.