If you’re going to Montreal, Canada next weekend (12-12 June) for the Formula One Grand Prix, then perhaps you might like to spare an evening to visit the restaurant, La Queue de Cheval.

Black Pearl Louis XIII

The restaurant has shelled out a cool $35,000 to purchase a limited edition bottle of Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl.  So dark it’s almost black, Black Pearl is the product of 100 year old Louis XIII cognac tended by four generations of cellar masters.  Only 358 magnums were sold worldwide in 2008 – and this is the only bottle available in Quebec, Canada.

Vice President of the restaurant, Imad Nabwani, says it’s important for the restaurant to have top-quality products in its cellar.  If you wish, the restaurant will be prepared to sell this hand-blown Baccarat crystal bottle of eaux-de-vie for the princely sum of $45,000 – or they are considering selling it by the glass – at $1,800 per ounce and a quarter measure!

The Montreal Grand Prix has also attracted Patrick Mariuz from the house of Remy Martin, as the company sees this as an ideal event to boost sales of its Louis XIII.  Formula One attracts many wealthy and affluent people, says Dean Di Maulo from the  Société des Alcools du Québec.  This is the time for us to showcase our luxury products.

Sources: http://www.cyberpresse.ca

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    Whilst one can appreciate that there are many fine restaurants and hotels seeking to have the finest cognacs in their cellars, it is regretable that Remy is unable to offer a date when it was made. By clicking onto the Brandyclassics web site one can see a range of real vintage cognacs dating from 1805. One should also add that these extremely rare and valuable cognacs are rather less than those stated for the Black Pearl!.

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