At a time when the luxury supergroups seem to be snapping up all of the world's finest brands, it's an anomaly then that the planet's finest spirit maker has not succumbed to the lure of the chequebook. When you're a multi-billionaire, owning Louis XIII is quite the feather to put in your cap, but for now the legendary cognac producer proudly sits at the head of the table in the Rémy Cointreau group, where it surveys the cognac market with disregard for challengers.
Its place at the forefront of the Dionysian font has recently been further secured with the release in February of the second iteration of its Time Collection. After the first opus “THE ORIGIN – 1874” commemorating the creation of LOUIS XIII, the House has partnered with the Monnaie de Paris and The Cristallerie of Saint-Louis to pay tribute to Paris in 1900, where LOUIS XIII received the highest praise with a limited-edition of 2000 numbered decanters commemorating this historic year, when Paris hosted the World Fair. In 1900, The Paris World Fair was a global festival of engineering feats, technical triumphs and creative prowess counting 83,000 exhibitors, which presented a vision for the next century. Thanks to its founder Paul-Émile Rémy Martin, who was an active member of the Paris Universal Exposition jury, LOUIS XIII was presented and received the highest praise.