Louis XIII (Rémy Cointreau) has added a new limited-edition cognac to its Rare Cask Legacy. The $50,000 Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.1 is LOUIS XIII’s third Rare Cask limited edition revealing LOUIS XIII’s ultimate expression to the world ten years after the debut of Rare Cask 42.6 in 2013.
In the Grande Champagne Cru of Cognac, France, fifth-generation Cellar Master, Baptiste Loiseau, found a single tiercon containing a particularly aromatic profile in the cellars of Domaine du Grollet, the home of the LOUIS XIII Legacy. Each of LOUIS XIII’s tiercons are created from French oak trees that take over 100 years to reach maturity, containing eaux-de-vie sourced from Grande Champagne’s terroir. The eaux-de-vie matures as the liquid deepens with intensity and mahogany hues. This aging process gives RARE CASK 42.1 its complexity. The exceptional cognac’s aromatic profile is a distinct expression of LOUIS XIII never encountered before with an unexpected 42.1% ABV.
To complement Rare Cask 42.1’s expression and rarity, each of the 775 limited-edition is numbered and crafted from black Baccarat crystal with a jewel-like black finish, hand-made by 20 master craftsmen. Each decanter’s neck is dressed in gold and rhodium finished details and finely engraved with quadrilobed patterns in reference to France’s Fleur-de-lis.
Marking a first for its Rare Cask editions, Louis XIII is presenting Rare Cask 42.1 as a ritual set. The decanter comes with a pair of glasses decorated with black quatrefoils, as well as a serving pipette. Rare Cask 42.1 will be available for purchase globally beginning June 2023.