Some things just cannot be rushed. Legacy and quality need patience, as the artisans behind LOUIS XIII have known since 1874. The process of making LOUIS XIII requires an exquisite blend of eaux-de-vie to be carefully selected from the Grande Champagne terroir, the Premier Cru of the Cognac region, then distilled and matured for decades.
The profile of LOUIS XIII features exceptional aromas evoking myrrh, honey, dried roses, plum, honeysuckle, cigar box, leather, figs and passion fruit, each layer building up on the palate for an astonishingly long finish. For true cognac lovers, LOUIS XIII represents the pinnacle of expression, with only the best, longest-living eaux-de-vie selected to go into it.
For those who have yet to cross paths with it, the luxurious world of LOUIS XIII may seem daunting, but it all seems beautifully intuitive once you learn the history. Eaux-de-vie, for instance, refers to the clear, colourless fruit brandy essence distilled from grapes sourced from Grande Champagne vineyards. To turn the eaux-de-vie into cognac then requires another set of experts—LOUIS XIII Cellar Masters—who preside over the ageing spirit across centuries.
150 years after its creation, LOUIS XIII has continued on its visionary path to reach new audiences around the world. What if centuries of wisdom, heritage and passion could be encapsulated into a single, intensely powerful instant?
Achieving exactly that is The Drop—a strikingly sized bottle of LOUIS XIII, small enough to be held or worn close to the body. Containing only 1cl of cognac, this revolutionary new format infuses the iconic spirit with a dose of spontaneity while preserving its signature flavour and exceptional aroma. This precious new item reaches out effortlessly to the nomadic digital generation that is always on the move, pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of LOUIS XIII to a new era of aficionados.
With customisability at its core, the The Drop comes in five covetable designs: Make It Loud in red, Make It Glow in gold, Make It Bold in vine, Make It Smooth in clay and Make It Bright in sand. Tastemakers can shape their own rich experiences with the spirit, allowing them to adapt and indulge according to their ever-changing moods and impulses.
For creators like crochet artist Kelly Limerick, who collaborated with LOUIS XIII and Vogue Singapore on a grand artistic project to encapsulate time, The Drop has revealed a door to the enigmatic world of LOUIS XIII through little sips. She says, “I love that it opens LOUIS XIII up to a younger generation. Without The Drop, I doubt that I would have ever been able to acquire a taste for it.”
To give the gift of luxury this festive season, purchase The Drop with its accompanying leather bottle case, complete with a shoulder strap which turns the item into a fashion object in its own right. With The Drop, there are no longer any boundaries—everyone has the freedom to enjoy LOUIS XIII whenever and however they desire.
Louis XIII The Drop is available at louisxiii-cognac.com.