On Wednesday May 22, 2013, the first Rémy Martin LOUIS XIII Rare Cask 42,6 decanter was auctioned off for $58,000, with proceed going to the charity “Chain of Hope”, which provides children suffering from life-threating heart diseases with the corrective surgery and treatment.

LOUIS XIII Brand Ambassador Anne-Laure Pressat said after the auction, “We are very pleased that so many important guests joined us to share this special moment with us. Auctioning off the first Rare Cask 42,6 in the UK and being able to support Chain of Hope provides a wonderful start to an exciting journey for us.”

The unique LOUIS XIIII Rare Cask 42,6 is named after the 42,6% alcohol content. There will never be more than 738 decanters worldwide, and each is hand engraved with an individual number. Every LOUIS XIII Rare Cask 42,6 is made out of precious black Baccarat crystal – Rare Cask’s signature, created by 20 expert craftsmen, who have to execute the most challenging colour to which the art of crystal can aspire. A rose gold decor dresses the neck of the decanter, crowned by a black crystal stopper.

The unique LOUIS XIII Rare Cask 42,6 will be exclusively available at Harrods and Hedonism Wines beginning in June.