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Ultimate Libations: 5 Boozy Gifts for Expensive Tastes

Wondering what to give the person that has everything? How about a unique, ultra-premium spirit that has been carefully crafted over many years, with the best ingredients from around the world? Highly sought after, these bottles are especially valued for their rarity. From the intricacies of a fine aged Cognac to the warmth of a single malt Scotch, here are five impressive expressions that will impress anyone this holiday season.

Rémy Martin Louis XIII Time Collection Origin 1874

From the family-owned house of Rémy Martin, just in time for the holidays, a limited edition tribute to the original decanter from 1874. 

The Origin – 1874 is the first of this series in the brand's history and will be released every two years. This first edition, honoring the 1874 first release date of LOUIS XIII, is a true act of genius dreamed up by Paul-Émile Rémy Martin. The bottle is engraved, created as a replica of the very first decanters used 142 years ago. Designers modeled the bottle after a royal flask that was unearthed by a farmer in a field, near a Jarnac battlefield. Made of pure Saint-Louis crystal, the decanter's distinctive features include 13 dentelle spikes, housed in an elegant metal case and topped with a unique stopper in the form of an upturned decanter. Thesleek woven texture is a modern reinterpretation of the wicker baskets in which the original bottles of LOUIS XIII were delivered.

Philippe Vasilescu, LOUIS XIII Ambassador for New York and the Northeast says, "We are very proud of transcending time and honoring the legacy of LOUIS XIII with this new special edition collection. With each edition related to a special chapter of the unique LOUIS XIII journey, this series of key milestones has been warmly welcomed by our LOUIS XIII aficionados and collectors all over the world."

The cognac offered in this special edition is the classic LOUIS XIII, a blend of up to 1200 eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old.

You can find this new piece of art in New York at  LOUIS XIII Certified Retailers Sherry Lehmann, Crush and Morrell. $5,000.00.

Kimberly Fisher Boone

Kimberly Fisher is a Freelance Writer and On Camera Host based in New York City. Kimberly's work has appeared in over 38 publications including Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxe Beat Magazine, Ocean View Magazine, Pursuitist, Sherman's Travel, Sunset Magazine, Travels.com and USAToday. Her travels has taken her to sipping champagne cliffside in Portofino, shark feeding in Tahiti, yacht racin...(Read More)

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