Courvoisier has launched only 50 bottles L'Essence de Courvoisier in select liquor stores and on-premise accounts Canada-wide at an approximate retail price of $3,200 per bottle, reports Food Business Review.
This new cognac blend consists of special reserves from the early 20th century offering depth and harmony to L'Essence de Courvoisier, which is complemented with 'eaux de vie' from the later 20th century. And it comes in a handmade Baccarat crystal decanter, which features a conceived decanter suspended in a frame inspired by the signature Courvoisier teardrop silhouette. The crystal stopper is inspired by the legend of Napoleon's 10 signet rings, bestowed upon heroic military commanders. (Napoleon was a great Courvoisier aficionado.)
L'Essence de Courvoisier blender creator and master-blender Jean-Marc Olivier said that L'Essence de Courvoisier is a timeless blend of the finest 'eaux de vie' from the last two centuries. "Hand-selected as the most innovative of their generation, blended together to produce L'Essence de Courvoisier - a definitive cognac for any era," Olivier said.