Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Talk about expensive taste
Limited edition cognacs are always expensive but a new level but Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac has takes the cake, eats it and shit it out. It sells for $8,000 (the original Louis XIII sells anywhere from a G to $1,500). The new release will be limited to 786 bottles, the number of decanters that can be taken from one tiercon, the type of oak barrel used by Rémy Martin to age Louis XIII. The spirit is created from 1,200 eaux-de-vie (French term for a colorless fruit brandy that is prepared via fermentation and double-distillation) aged 40 - 100 years. The Louis XIII Black Pearl decanter is made of crystal that has a silvery gleam like polished hematite and the decanter is finished with platinum fleur-de-lis designs. Each decanter is numbered and purchasing is done by invitation only. Now this is putting your money where your mouth is.