Premium cognac brand Louis XIII, from the house of Rémy Martin, has just launched a limited-edition collection as a tribute to history.
In 1874, Paul-Émile Rémy Martin bought an ancient royal flask unearthed by a farmer near a historic battlefield. Inspired by its striking shape and regal fleur-de-lys medallions, he created a similar decanter for storing a special cognac made with only the oldest and rarest eaux-de-vie from his cellars.
More than 100 years later, the legacy of the unique decanter still lives on. The recently launched collection, titled The Origin – 1874, recreates the exclusive decanter. It contains a rare cognac made from a blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie drawn from Louis XIII’s signature Grande Champagne.
Speaking about the new collection, Louis XIII’s global executive director, Ludovic du Plessis, says, “The greatest stories often have humble beginnings and ours is no exception. It was 1874 and a new, yet very old cognac was born. The Origin – 1874 marks one of the landmark moments in Louis XIII’s fascinating story, and it will become part of your own personal legacy and tale.”