For the third time in history, in an unexpected departure from the ordinary passage of time, Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau uncovers the third milestone in the RARE CASK legacy: RARE CASK 42.1.
Inexplicable and unpredictable, a single tierçon has just unveiled its uniquely exceptional aromatic profile, giving a distinct expression of LOUIS XIII Cognac never encountered before, and with an unexpected 42.1% ABV.
Kept in obscurity and seemingly undisturbed, the eaux-de-vie inside are undergoing an enchanting transformation. They deepen with emotional intensity and fascinating mahogany hues that will one day radiate once brought into light. The combined forces of Time and Nature acting through an endless number of interwoven cycles give LOUIS XIII Cognac its inimitable complexity.
RARE CASK 42.1 is the first edition of the Rare Cask Collection to be presented as a ritual set. The black crystal decanter is accompanied by crystal glasses ornated with black quatrefoils and a serving pipette featuring a black medallion. The forming of each decanter is a spectacular demonstration of the juxtaposition of art and savoir-faire. Inspired by a flask unearthed on the battlefield of Jarnac in 1569, each Rare Cask limited edition decanter is handcrafted at the House of Baccarat in France.
The single tierçon provides a limited number of just over 775 decanters, specially crafted from black crystal by Baccarat. RARE CASK 42.1 illustrates the importance of Caring for Wonders – for Time and Nature, at the crossroads of art and savoir-faire.