Courvoisier has announced the release of L'Essence Year of the Horse, an exclusive limited-edition, collectable release of L'Essence de Courvoisier Cognac.
L'Essence de Courvoisier, which launched in 2010, brings together the traditional and the contemporary, representing both the heritage of Courvoisier and its future. Commemorating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse, L'Essence Year of the Horse will showcase the L'Essence de Courvoisier cognac in a stunning Baccarat decanter engraved with an image of Napoleon on his horse, edged in a soft brown leather harness. As the cognac of Napoleon, the signature decanter is complete with an ornate crystal stopper, inspired by Napoleon's signet ring, which he bestowed upon commanders in his military to commemorate noble acts of power and bravery. Each bottle will be showcased in a wooden trunk and sold in an exclusive, individually numbered series.
"L'Essence de Courvoisier is a precious and exquisite cognac—the jewel in the crown of Courvoisier collection—and we are excited to be launching a limited-edition bottle in celebration of the Chinese New Year," says Claire Richards, Director of World Whisky & Cognac at Beam. "The horse is a universal symbol of victory, drive and passion and is a perfect representation of the heritage of Courvoisier and the revolutionary spirit symbolized by Napoleon. The onset of this Chinese New Year was the perfect time to unveil an exclusive release and commemorate the Year of the Horse."
L'Essence Year of the Horse was released in limited quantities in select U.S. and international markets with an SRP of $3,500 beginning February 1, 2014.