Desirables: The Finer Things

LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition In commemoration of 140 years as the King of Cognacs, an era distinguished by “unrivalled craftsmanship, passion, and excellence,” the House of Remy Martin has unveiled a limited series of 775 decanters. Within the decanter, the spirit has been drawn from a single tierçon in the family’s private reserve […]

Desirables: The Finer Things
September 25, 2014

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LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition

In commemoration of 140 years as the King of Cognacs, an era distinguished by “unrivalled craftsmanship, passion, and excellence,” the House of Remy Martin has unveiled a limited series of 775 decanters. Within the decanter, the spirit has been drawn from a single tierçon in the family’s private reserve at the Domaine de Merpins while the decanter, hand crafted out of Black Pearl by Baccarat, pays homage to the original metal flask that inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin when he created LOUIS XIII 140 years ago.
/ $16,000
louisxiii-cognac.com

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Padron 1926 40th Anniversary Chest

Earning the “Cigar of the Year” title in 2004, the Padron Serie 1926 has staked its claim as one of the finest indulgences in the land. Wrapped in Nicaraguan-grown Habano papers, this stick encapsulates notes of fine chocolate, spices, and earthy tones. Upon ignition, be prepared for a smooth, well-balanced, yet bold experience. For the average man one of these bad boys would be enough; we suggest the full 40, encased in meticulously painted, hand-carved, chest-style humidor.
/ $ 2,252
The V Cut Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles

 

Petrossian Caviar 301

Perched on the corner of Melrose and Robertson, Petrossian not only sells its own caviar, it gives its patrons the true 411, in the form of Caviar 301. This all-inclusive, fully immersive course will guide you through a sampling of some of their most delectable caviars in in the form of a caviar-centric seven course-meal.
/ Caviar 301 is held the third Thursday of each month; reservations required.
$125
Petrossian, West Hollywood

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Richard Hennessy

The result of more than 200 years of work, Richard Hennessy is a timeless indulgence and tribute to the founder of the world’s most famous cognac house. The vessel is made from hand blown by a “Master Craftsman,” courtesy of Baccarat, engraved and faceted while the cognac is blended and brought together with a unique mix of more than 100 rare eaux-de-vie aged up to nearly 200 years. Balanced and complex, it presents hints of vanilla, spices, pepper and flowery notes. For your palate, prepare to feast upon spicy, fruit, and fine oak-influenced notes.
/ $3,500
hennessy.com

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Sterling Imperial

Sterling caviar is classified as classic, royal, or imperial. To make the cut as imperial class, the beads must reveal themselves to be of the finest quality in terms of taste, texture, color, and size. Sterling’s imperial label promises beads of gray to golden color that are robust, butter, and sure to delight the mightiest of caviar connoisseurs.
/ 125g, $447
sterlingcaviar.com

 

Tsar Nicoulai Golden Reserve

With more than 30 years under their belts, and testimonials from the best of the best –  Roland Passot, Wolfgang Puck, and Thomas Keller – the Golden Reserve is quality you can trust. The large beads make the Golden Reserve extremely rare while the nutty pop and pure finish make it exceptionally palatable.
/ 56g, $600
tsarnicoulai.com

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