As the new year commences, celebratory toasts take on a luxurious twist at the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, where the prestigious LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 is on offer. This ultra-expensive libation comes with a hefty price tag, with a 1-ounce pour setting you back an astonishing $5,000, and a half-ounce pour available at $2,500. Elevating the experience further, the Baccarat Hotel boasts 775 limited-edition numbered black Baccarat crystal decanters. As of the time of writing, this opulent cognac is exclusively served by the glass at the Baccarat Hotel in NYC.
For those desiring more than a single glass, the cognac is also commercially available. The stunning decanters, crafted from dazzling black Baccarat crystal, are veritable works of art. Each one showcases a jewel-like black finish meticulously created by 20 master craftsmen. The neck of the decanter features gold and rhodium finishes, while quadrilobed patterns pay homage to France’s iconic Fleur-de-lys.
Notably, Rare Cask 42.1 marks the first edition from Louis XIII to be presented as a ritual set. This set includes a black crystal decanter, a pair of glasses adorned with matching black quatrefoils, and a serving pipette.
In 2023, LOUIS XIII released the much-anticipated Rare Cask 42.1. Encased in a limited number of 775 black crystal decanters meticulously crafted by Baccarat’s artisans, this release stands out as the third in the series. With a unique aromatic profile and an ABV of 42.1%, this marvel of time and nature exudes deep intensity and color, resulting in a cognac of unparalleled complexity.