Well, we certainly love to see teamwork when it comes to the production of cognac masterpieces.  And the relationship between the Lalique Crystal Factory and various high-end cognacs is something that’s been celebrated in many different guises across the centuries.

Hardy Cognac and Lalique with Special Edition


So we were delighted to see the latest collaboration between Hardy Cognac and Lalique Crystal, presenting a short run of Hardy Prestige Grand Champagne Cognac – a blend of eaux-de-vie that dates prior to 1914 and that was bottled in 1983.

Presented in a Lalique Crystal carafe, designed by Marie-Claude Lalique and handcrafted in their Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace workshops, this “Caryota Carafe” is then protected by a poplar wood and leather presentation case.  During the manufacture of the carafe, over 10 different craftsmen will have worked on each individual creation.  This includes five people working on the top portion and five on the base during the ‘hot’ glass blowing stages.

The bottle has an undulating base portion and is topped with a satin cabochon cap.  It then rests inside the presentation box cradled by soft, winter cream coloured suede.

Only 340 cases of this limited edition boxed set have been produced, so will surely be a coup for any collector to own.

Sources: formesdeluxe.com,  emballagedigest.fr

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    Jean Nadeau

    I have received a 50 year-old Hardy VSOP Cognac which is in a crystal rooster. It has never been opened and the inside of the box is made of red velvet. Before I give it to my son-in-law, I would like to know the market value of it. Thank you very much for your help

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