French brand Courvoisier has announced the release of four limited edition cognacs, just in time for the holiday party season. The collection is the work of master blender Patrice Pinet, who used cognac from the Courvoisier Château’s Paradis Cellar, where the rarest, most exquisite spirits are stored.
Firstly, there’s the Courvoisier Reserve 1978, housed in a vintage bottle created in the early 20th century. Just ten units will be made available, each priced at £1,100.
Secondly, the Courvoisier Heritage De Louis Renard is inspired by an assortment of cognacs created between 1869 and 1914, packaged in Baccarat crystal decanters. Each of the 50 bottles costs £7,500.
The most exclusive of all the four editions is called L’Esprit de Joséphine. Honoring the Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s wife, and her rose garden, it is a blend of 19th and 20th century cognac the Borderies region, which comes in just eight wonderful Lalique decanters. One of these items would set you back a hefty £9,715.
Finally, the highlight of the release is the Courvoisier Tribute Borderies. Five demijon’s worth of the cognac will be available, each filled into 43 bespoke 70cl bottles. Furthermore, the buyer will also get to stay at the Courvoisier Château in Jarnac, which includes a visit to the famed Paradis Cellar and a dinner with Patrice Pinet himself. This might seem like a bit too much, until you consider the price – which is staggering £51,600!
Sadly for fine drink aficionados around the world, these highly exclusive limited edition cognacs by Courvoisier will only be available in the UK.