LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 Offered by the Glass Only in NYC at Baccarat Hotel

LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 Offered by the Glass Only in NYC at Baccarat Hotel

RARE CASK 42.1, LOUIS XIII's Cognac’s ultimate expression and the latest special edition cognac in the LOUIS XIII RARE CASK Legacy, is only served by the glass in New York City at the Baccarat Hotel with a 1 ounce pour priced at $5,000 and a half-ounce pour priced at $2,500. To complement RARE CASK 42.1's expression & rarity, 775 limited-edition numbered black Baccarat crystal decanters were made available globally.

RARE CASK 42.1 is LOUIS XIII's third Rare Cask limited-edition cognac, revealing LOUIS XIII's ultimate expression to the world 10 years after the premiere of RARE CASK 42.6 in 2013. In the Grande Champagne Cru of Cognac, France, fifth generation Cellar Master, Baptiste Loiseau, discovered 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 made from French oak trees that take over 100 years to reach maturity, containing precious eaux-de-vie sourced from Grande Champagne's terroir. Kept undisturbed, the eaux-de-vie evolves as the liquid deepens with intensity and mahogany hues. This aging process gives RARE CASK 42.1 its inimitable complexity – resulting in an extremely rare effect. The exceptional cognac's aromatic profile is a distinct expression of LOUIS XIII never encountered before with an unexpected 42.1% ABV.

Each RARE CASK 42.1 decanter has been crafted from black Baccarat crystal, requiring high level art and savoir-faire to achieve the decanter’s jewel-like black finish - hand-made by 20 master craftsmen working meticulously in unison. Each decanter's neck was then dressed in gold and rhodium finished details and finely engraved with quadrilobed patterns in reference to France's Fleur-de-lys.

When presented commercially, RARE CASK 42.1 is the first Rare Cask edition from LOUIS XIII to be offered as a ritual set. The black crystal decanter is accompanied by a pair of glasses, each glass adorned with black quatrefoils and a serving pipette featuring a black medallion. For inquiries on LOUIS XIII’s RARE CASK 42.1 and how to potentially obtain a decanter, please visit the house’s virtual boutique at us.louisxiii-cognac.com.

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