Cape Town - Four bottles of the most expensive cognac in the world have gone on sale in South Africa.
One has already been snapped up by an anonymous private collector, leaving three of Remy Martin’s deluxe Louise XIII Rare Cask 42.6 Cognac up for grabs by wealthy enthusiasts - at R300 000 a pop.
South Africa is the only African country to be offered the cognac for sale – “in keeping with the brand’s strategy to engage high-end consumers who are seeking more premium drinking experiences”, according to a press release.
Only 738 bottles were produced from the single cask, which was identified by Cellar Master Pierette Trichet to have a “deeper, more complex flavour, which set it apart from the rest”.
Louis XIII Cognac usually goes for R40 000 a bottle, but the Rare Cask fetching R300 000 is a natural anomaly, according to brand manager Philip Voget.