Louis XIII

Louis XIII: The Rarest Cask Yet?

Rarely in the world of Cognac has history repeated itself so dramatically as with the discovery and introduction of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6, for this is only the second time in the 139-year history of this prestigious double-distilled wine that a single-cask offering—rather than a blended Cognac—has been released. Traditionally, Louis XIII is created […]

A Charitable Louis XIII

Louis XIII was originally registered by Paul-Emilee Rémy Martin on June 13, 1874, as Louis XIII, Âge Inconnu (Age Unknown). Since then, its age has become not only known, but legendary as a blend of 1,200 different Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie ranging from 40 to 100 years old. Equally famous is the classic Louis XIII Baccarat […]

Best of the Best 2011: Spirits: Louis XIII Rare Cask Cognac

Connoisseurs have long been familiar with Louis XIII, the Grande Champagne Cognac composed of 1,200 eaux-de-vie ranging in age from 40 to 100 years. However, even these cognoscenti will be pleasantly surprised by a discovery made only a few years ago, when maître de chai Pierrette Trichet, the only woman to serve as cellar master […]

Louis XIII Rare Cask Cognac

The only female cellar master of a major Cognac house, Pierrette Trichet has a keenly honed sense of taste. In 2004 she took note of one particular barrel of Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac that was aging differently than all the others. With overtures of wild mushroom, spicy gingerbread, and mint, enhanced by a slightly […]