Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has launched their Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask Cognac which is being touted as “supremely rare”. For the first time in the history of Louis XIII, cellar master Pierrette Trichet has decided to present one cask as a special edition to be enjoyed by connoisseurs. The first edition comprises 786 numbered decanters each designated ‘43.8’ for the alcoholic strength that is the distinguishing mark of the cask. The refreshing new decanter also comes handcrafted in black crystal, which requires more than 50 operations by some 20 Baccarat artisans. The neck of the decanter is dressed in palladium, and the decanter comes encased in a coffret forged in metal. Mirrors and internal lighting magnify the luster of the black crystal, and the metal clasp at the neck of the decanter, designed to secure the black crystal stopper further, accentuates the luxury design.