A Pour not for the Poor
by Sophie Gayot
A few days ago I talked to you about the 738 decanters of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 Cognac priced at $22,000 (+ tax). Well, if you can’t get your hands on one of them — there is a waiting list to become an owner — but you still want to enjoy this precious beverage, I’ve found the solution for you: Get on your jet, into your Bentley and head to the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The famous bar, Windows Lounge, is the only public place in North America where you can get a pour.
Be prepared to take your time as the bottle is stored in the hotel safe, and has to be fetched so half an ounce can fill up a $1,000 glass for your luxurious enjoyment. Be sure to admire the box that opens by pressing a magical button — I got to do it! It will reveal decanter #141, with its own lighting system so the Baccarat bottle looks even more dramatic.
Just in case someone finishes the bottle before you get there, you can still enjoy the “regular” Louis XIII. (And if you get hungry, head to the hotel’s restaurant Culina Modern Italian.)
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