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Image caption Sotheby's auction house said the 258-year-old Cognac should still taste good. One of the world's oldest bottles of Cognac has been sold in an online auction for £118,580. The spirit dates back to 1762 and has been stored in a family cellar for the past 140 years. It should still taste good, Sotheby's auction house said. The bottle was bought by a private collector in Asia and has set a record for the most expensive bottle of Cognac sold at auction, Sotheby's added. It is one of only three bottles of the rare Gautier Cognac still in existence. Of the two other smaller bottles, one is in a museum in France and the other was sold at auction in New York in 2014 for about £48,000, Sotheby's said. Full story

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