This week something special happened. I got a call from Patrick Mariuz, international brand manager at Louis XIII. He asked me if I wanted to try this rare, $3000 cognac and of course I said yes. He told me the history of the brand but also answered some questions about the process of making this fine cognac. Louis XIII contains some grape distillate that is left to mature for over a hundred years, and this of course means that the process of producing this Cognac is a special one. A total of four cellar masters have a hand in the game before the final product. That is quite amazing indeed.