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Limited Edition French Cognac: A journey through time with the Louis XIII Time Collection

The new limited edition bottles in the Time Collection bring us the first chapter of the brand’s illustrious history with the Louis XIII Time Collection

Dec 15, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

Five centuries may have passed but tradition never dies and Louis XIII showcases this perfectly well with its new limited edition Time Collection. The first release in the collection is aptly named “The Origin — 1874” and pays tribute to the journey that the brand has made since it was founded by 142 years Paul-Émile Rémy Martin. Using up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie grand champagnes, the cognac brings only the best that the brand has to offer and a new chapter will be released once every two years.louis-xiii-time-collection-the-origin-open-coffret-view

The spirit has had a distinguished place in history, by being present at numerous historical events. From joining guests on board the Orient Express, to sailing with the S.S Normandie and even accompanying royalty as well as iconic politicians, it is no secret that the cognac has had quite a journey. The Louis VIII Time Collection brings its adventure to us in 2016.

The original Louis XIII decanter in its wicker basket

The original Louis XIII decanter in its wicker basket

With such a rich history — and we truly believe that this is no exaggeration — Louis XIII brings back the design of its original decanter. The original design featured 13 dentelle spikes and a unique design that was in fact in the form of an upturned decanter. Unlike the elegant cases we have today, the cognac was then delivered to its destination in wicker baskets that were sealed with a thin metal rod.

Making the Saint Louis Crystal

Making the Saint Louis Crystal

Today, the brand celebrates the beginning with the original 13-spike decanter and stopper in pure Saint-Louis crystal. Naturally, the wicker basket gave way to a sleek metal case with woven textures. An ode to the past, the two-year wait for the next addition to the collection is one that many will look forward to.

 
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