An extraordinary venture for over a century
an incredible story
under the sea!
Cognac De Haartman was inttended to The Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and the Russian aristocracy. Unfortunately it never reached its goal.
The ship was sunk by German U-boat in 1917 in the Baltic sea and was recovered 102 years later.
300 original bottles only out of the 600 shipped were saved from the wreck and have been rebottled with fine cognac from approximately the same period of time, beginning of 1900.
The packaging is identical to the original De Haartman Cognac shipped from France in 1916.
A TASTE OF COGNAC
Moritz Hartmann, born in Heilligenhafen in 1657, would though become the most known member of the Hartmann family. We will easily remember Moritz who as a sea warrior from the period of Niels Juels, strenghtend the reputation of the Danish power under foreign flag. Very young he became a sailor on a Dutch war ship and was promoted in 1682 to the rank of lieutenant in the Danish Navy. Later he had the opportunity to show his courage in the french navy during the Spanish/French war under the command of Louis XIV, the sun king.
« Probably the most complicated recovery work we ever had to deal with, because of poor visibility and covered with fishnets ».
The cognac of the Tsar
Cognac De Haartman was shipped to
The Russian Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian aristocracy. Unfortunately, it never reached
Saint-Petersburg. The shipment was sank by a german U-boat on 19th of May 1917 in the Baltic sea and was recovered 102 years later.
300 original bottles was saved from the wreck and rebottled with fine cognac from approximately the same period of time.
The packaging is identical to the original bottles.
Experts and archivists figured out that the precious alcohol cargo was intended to
the Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The ship was due to arrive in St. Petersburg in December 1916. The shipment was postponed due to difficult ice conditions, and the ship did not leave for the Nevsky shores until May 1917.
But it never reached the Russian port.