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Get ready for a grand Louis XIII.

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Get ready for the grand Louis XIII Le Mathusalem.

Devo­tees of Louis XIII are as ap­pre­cia­tive of the cognac as well as the iconic de­canter that holds the elixir within. Crafted of pure crys­tal by Bac­carat, a close part­ner of Louis XIII since 1936, the de­canter, in­spired by an an­cient royal flask un­earthed from a bat­tle­field in 1850, re­quires hours of hand­i­work and years of savoir faire to pro­duce its dis­tinc­tive shape and fleurde-lys medal­lions that are recog­nised the world over.

For the first time ever, Louis XIII will pro­duce a Mathusalem edi­tion in crys­tal, each of which hand-blown by 25 Bac­carat crafts­men in a per­fectly syn­chro­nised chore­og­ra­phy that turns a ball of fire into a mas­ter­piece that will hold six litres of ex­em­plary cognac made up of 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old. A very lim­ited num­ber of Louis XIII Le Mathusalem will be made, each in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered and pre­sented in a lux­u­ri­ous dis­play chest fea­tur­ing eight crys­tal glasses – by Bac­carat, of course – housed in a ded­i­cated case, a serv­ing plat­ter and a pipette in hon­our of the an­ces­tral tast­ing and serv­ing ri­tu­als of cel­lar mas­ters.

You can see this rare and ex­quis­ite col­lec­tor’s item for your­self as the first Louis XIII Le Mathusalem de­canter will be on dis­play in Malaysia for the en­tire month of Oc­to­ber at Pavil­ion Kuala Lumpur.

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