Louis XIII Introduces Uncommon Cask 42.1

Coming a decade after the discharge of RARE CASK 42.6, 42.1 is a real illustration of the work of time and nature. Showcasing craftsmanship and mastery, it’s the head of LOUIS XIII Cognac and is obtainable in a restricted version of 775 distinctive black crystal decanters.

The tierçons of LOUIS XIII

Positioned within the cellars of the Domaine du Grollet is a useful assortment of eaux-de-vie and reminiscences, distilled from the terroir of Cognac Grande Champagne, from which LOUIS XIII Cognac originated. Every tierçon is born from French oak timber that take over 100 years to succeed in maturity. And it was in one in all these distinctive tierçons that the liquid of RARE CASK 42.1 was aged and finally found by Baptiste Loiseau (fifth-generation Cellar Grasp of LOUIS XIII). This particular second was a once-in-a-lifetime expertise and the end result of Loiseau’s work.

“A yr in the past, I observed one thing delicate and extraordinary a couple of singular tierçon. It had been nearly ten years since discovering the final Uncommon Cask, after which the present from nature got here. Uncommon Cask 42.1 has very particular nostril and palate sensations that creates an ideal level of steadiness.” – says Baptiste Loiseau.

The journey to 42.1

Every Cellar Grasp’s lifelong aim is to uphold the LOUIS XIII legacy, which incorporates the meticulous tasting of the eaux-de-vie as they mature and the endless transmission of savoir-faire. Former Cellar Grasp Pierrette Trichet found RARE CASK 43.8 in 2004. Collectively, Baptiste Loiseau and Pierrette Trichet uncovered RARE CASK 42.6 in 2009. And now, Baptiste Loiseau has found RARE CASK 42.1 for the third time in LOUIS XIII’s historical past, defying the course of regular time.

“So as to uncover Uncommon Cask 42.1, I listened to my instincts and favoured emotion over science. I known as upon my reminiscences. It took me again to my childhood and my roots right here in Cognac. No different spirit can transport you again into the previous and evoke such robust feelings as a Uncommon Cask of LOUIS XIII.” – says Baptiste Loiseau.

Experiencing the enigma

Because it frolicked within the cask, the liquid grew extra intense, growing intriguing mahogany tones. The result’s an enigmatic and unpredictable fragrant character; a singular expression of LOUIS XIII Cognac by no means earlier than skilled, with an sudden 42.1% ABV. Particular tastings of this RARE CASK 42.1 have been organized through crafted experiences throughout 13 fastidiously chosen areas globally, together with the lately refurbished Vesper Bar at The Dorchester in London. The small print of extra occasions in Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Miami, New York and Kuala Lumpur are but to be revealed.

Encased in handcrafted crystal

And it’s not solely the contents of the bottle that are exceptional. The cognac is contained in a uncommon black crystal decanter, handcrafted by Baccarat – a splendid instance of how artwork and experience can coexist. For a quick instantaneous, 20 grasp craftsmen should work in unison in a race towards time to finish greater than 50 exact steps earlier than the molten materials solidifies right into a radiant murals. Lastly, the decanter is accomplished with a gold and rhodium neck, whereas the ring is finely engraved in quadrilobe patterns — a reference to France’s iconic fleur de lys. That is the model’s first version to be introduced as a ritual; the black crystal decanter is accompanied by two Pillet crystal glasses ornate with black quatrefoils and a serving pipette sporting a black medallion.

RARE CASK 42.1 was unveiled in Venice, with the theme ‘Care For Wonders’ and is now that can be purchased completely on the LOUIS XIII Boutique, in Harrods.


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