Sourced from a single barrel, the $50,000 Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.1 is the first special release from the cognac house in over 10 years

Some people buy art and gaze at it for long hours. Connoisseurs of a different kind invest their money in having a great time. I’m talking about the unmatched LOUIS XIII Cognac Rare Cask 42.1 — the luxury cognac’s first rare cask release in a decade. Allaying yourself of the moolah ($50,000) makes complete sense to sample the expertise of fifth-generation Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau, who found a single tiercon containing a particularly aromatic profile in the cellars of Domaine du Grollet, the home of the Louis XIII Legacy.

Louis XIII’s tiercons are created from more than 100-year-old French oak trees. The tierçon provides just enough liquid for 775 numbered bottles to be released worldwide. The decanters are beautiful creations crafted from black Baccarat crystal, lending a jewel-like black finish. The bottles are further enhanced by gold and rhodium in addition to a ring engraved with quadrilobe patterns paying homage to France’s fleur de lys. The Louis XIII Cognac Rare Cask 42.1 hand-made decanters are made masterfully by 20 artisans.

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The bottle comes in a set with two ornate crystal glasses and a serving pipette. The ABV is 42.1%, giving the rare case its name. The limited-edition release will be celebrated with exclusive tasting experiences in several cities worldwide – including Paris, Zurich, London, Dubai, Beverly Hills, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Kuala Lumpur – as Louis XIII reveals this exceptional launch to clients on a global scale.

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