Photos Courtesy of CamusCamus, founded in France in 1863 and one of the the last independent, family-owned Cognac houses, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a truly luxurious offering. The Cuvée 5.150 from the Camus “Masterpiece Collection” is the culmination of five generations of cognac blending mastery and 150 years of artistic craftsmanship. Presented in a limited edition, numbered, Baccarat crystal decanter with a suggested retail price of $13,500, the Cuvée 5.150 is an exquisite blend of five of the finest and rarest eaux-de-vie from the storied Camus cellars, each from a different generation of the Camus family’s rich 150 year history. The decanter, with its avant-garde design, comes in an individually numbered black lacquered wooden case designed with a brushed steel plaque.
“When you taste an exceptional cognac, you are left with a lasting memory, and this is precisely what we were thinking of when we blended the Cuvée 5.150,” notes Cyrus Camus, president of the family firm. “In our 150th year, we wanted to be respectful of our past while resolutely looking towards our future. The Cuvée 5.150 is a tribute to how each generation has built on the skills of the previous one and breathed new life into enduring traditions.” The Cuvée 5.150 will be available nationwide this spring complete with the “Ultimate Sample” — 100 mls of the precious spirit, taken by the cellar master just before the decanters were filled, so that purchasers may sample the elixir while keeping the decanter intact for their collections.