Louis XIII Unveils Rare Cask

During a periodic tasting of aging Louis XIII cask barrels in 2004, cellar master Pierrette Trichet, the first and only female cellar master at a major cognac house, discovered a highly unusual trait in the cognac’s aromatic bouquet and flavor profiles, along with a slight increase in alcohol character. While tracking the cask’s progression, she observed that it possessed a richness and intensity so remarkable that she decided to bottle the cognac without further blending. Now, the contents of this rare cask are being offered for $15,000 per bottle, and only 30 will be available for purchase in the U.S.

This unusual blend presents a bouquet of wild mushrooms, then a hint of lifted underwood notes arise followed by a full range of spicy tones that come from of 100 years of aging in Limousin oak barrels. It finishes with notes of gingerbread, wax, nuts, and fresh mint. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Louis XIII enlisted Baccarat to create an opaque black crystal decanter inspired by an ancient metal and leather flask discovered by the House of Rémy Martin in the mid-19th century on the site of a 16th-century battleground in the Cognac region. For inquiries, contact Remi Brabant, Louis XIII Brand Ambassador, 212.399.4200.

The spirit distinguishes itself by employing Japanese ingredients and techniques…
Photo by Jeff Elkins
The cigar combines an Ecuadoran wrapper with Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos…
Worldwide talents are leaving their marks at a Provençal winery.
A special barrel of Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon stunned the wine world when it sold for $260,000...
Only 250 cases of the Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch will be released…
FREE PREVIEW: The Masseto 2011 Toscana is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best selections…
FREE PREVIEW: The Mortlach 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky​ is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best...
The special release contains a blend of Cognacs aged for up to 35 years…
The 23-year-old scotch won a Best in Show award at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition…
Photo by Chelsea Curtis
New York’s Club Macanudo played host to an evening of Martell Cognac and Cohiba cigars…