Louis XIII Le Mathusalem will debut at the world famous department store Harrods in London. Rare and exquisite collector’s items, the first Louis XIII Le Mathusalem decanters will be available for purchase exclusively at Harrods during the two months starting from September, after which it will be presented around the world. Cognac that is offered on this occasion, was presented in handmade Baccarat decante, which required over 20 master craftsmen to produce.
“Louis XIII Le Mathusalem is truly the result of a work of art and genius, a tribute to craftsmanship and time. Harrods in London, a renowned institution whose History goes back as far as Louis XIII’s, is the ideal setting in which to launch this monumental edition, ” said Ludovic du Plessis, LOUIS XIII Global Executive Director.
The cognac itself is a blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40-years-old. Given aromas and tasting notes include myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits.
Nick Fleming, spirits buyer at Harrods, added: “Harrods is extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to showcase this unique release from such a globally recognised brand as Louis XIII.
“It is a true reflection of our mutual determination to present Harrods clients with the finest and most sought-after products from the spirits marketplace.”
Otherwise, this is the first time that the cognac is produced in Mathusalem edition of crystals. Baccarat decanters of six liters is blown by the craftsmen of La Maison Baccarat in respect of a savoir-faire handed down over generations to generations.
Louis XIII Le Mathusalem is presented in a display chest featuring eight crystal decanters in a dedicated case, a serving platter and a pipette. The decanter retails at £60,000 (about US$78,000) for the duration of the Harrods exclusive.