4 April 2015, Singapore – First created in Cognac in 1874, the first decanters of LOUIS XIII to leave Europe headed for the United States in 1876, while Asia – from China and Hong Kong to Singapore – got a taste of Rémy Martin’s finest in 1881. LOUIS XIII first set foot on the shores of Singapore, Calcutta and Penang in 1881 and by 1883 it had reached Manila.
This particular cognac is manufactured using wine grapes from the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac, France. It is blended from 1200 eaux de vie, from 40 to 100 year-old. It is aged in tierçons (oak barrels that are several hundred years old) in its cellar.
Decanters in the world of LOUIS XIII carry stories of exciting historical journeys and exquisite craftsmanship. This year, in celebration of its 140th Anniversary, Louis XIII cognac launched the “Quest For a Legend”. It’s a worldwide hunt driven by Remy Cointreau, in search of the rarest decanter of distinct value that narrates the legacy of the iconic cognac. The Quest will scour the globe in pursuit of this hidden treasure and the search for the rarest decanter in Singapore, Malaysia, India and the Philippines commenced on 3 February 2015. Thereafter, the Quest will continue its search in other parts of the world until the prize is found.
So what determines the rarest decanter? When judging for the rarest decanter the condition of the decanter, the precious elixir it contains and if the decanter remains packaged in its coffret will be the key considerations. The owner of the rarest decanter found in Asia will enjoy an exclusive trip for two to visit the LOUIS XIII Estate in Cognac, France.
Who knows, you may have a prize stowed away somewhere at home?
This post has been sponsored by Remy, but all the thought are our own.