This cognac is so expensive that the famed Baccarat hotel in NYC is selling a single glass for $5,000


It’s the beginning of a new year, a time for toasts, and what better than a glass of LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 offered at the Baccarat Hotel in New York? It’s an ultra-expensive toast, with a 1-ounce pour priced at a staggering $5,000 and a half-ounce pour at $2,500. This experience is enhanced by the availability of 775 limited-edition numbered black Baccarat crystal decanters. The Baccarat Hotel, known for its French elegance and luxury, is, as of writing this article, the only place in New York City where this exceptional cognac is served by the glass.


For those who wish to indulge beyond a glass, the cognac is available commercially. The stunning decanters, crafted from dazzling black Baccarat crystal, are a work of art. Each showcases a jewel-like black finish, created to perfection by 20 master craftsmen. The neck features gold and rhodium finishes, while quadrilobed patterns honor France’s Fleur-de-lys.

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Rare Cask 42.1 is the first edition from Louis XIII to be offered as a ritual set, which includes a black crystal decanter, a pair of glasses with matching black quatrefoils, and a serving pipette.

Not just a cognac but a symbol of exquisite craftsmanship-

2023 saw the release of LOUIS XIII’s Rare Cask 42.1. This marvel of time and nature is encased in a limited number of 775 black crystal decanters, crafted by Baccarat’s artisans. As the third release in the series, it stands out with its unique aromatic profile and an ABV of 42.1%. The spirits boast deep intensity and color, resulting in a cognac of unparalleled complexity.

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