In the world of high-end spirit, it isn’t always that straightforward to get the bottle you’re looking for. They might be presold to VIP clients, only available through a lottery or in the case of the new LOUIS XIII Red Decanter special edition, you’ll only be able to buy a bottle at the best nightclub in your city.
That’s right, only 200 examples of the LOUIS XIII Red Decanter will be bottled, with all of them to be sold exclusively at selected nightclubs around the world. Only one bottle will be available for sale at the selected nightclubs per night, ensuring that only a lucky few will be able to experience the ultra-rare cognac, made with grapes grown in Grande Champagne.
While the cognac is obviously world-class, the decanter that the precious liquid arrives in is equally impressive, especially if you appreciate well-made glass. The decanter is hand-blown, made entirely to order by the Saint-Louis crystal manufacturer, well-known as the oldest glass manufacturer in France, dating back to 1586. Every single element of the decanter is produced by hand, from the remarkably intricate stopper and detailed engraving to the enchantingly deep red hue of the glass.
While a packed and noisy nightclub might not be the ideal environment to experience the aromatic LOUIS XIII Red Decanter cognac, you’re unlikely to be disappointed when the bottle is opened. On the nose, you’ll be presented with a bouquet of scents including myrrh, honey, dried roses, plum, honeysuckle, as well as the deeply earthy notes of a cigar box, leather, figs, and even passion fruit.
All considered, it’s about as decadent and exclusive a cognac as you’re ever likely to experience, with LOUIS XIII offering the rather specific statistic about just how exclusive the bottle is. If you’re lucky enough to taste the Red Decanter bottle, you’ll be in the rarified company of 0.0000038361% of the world’s population whose lips experiences the same taste.
There’s no word on pricing from the brand on how much a bottle of LOUIS XIII Red Decanter is going to set you back, which suggests that the figure might have the same number of zeros as the percentage statistic that the brand offered. So if you happen to be in the booth when the LOUIS XIII Red Decanter arrives, make sure you don’t miss out.