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Limited-edition tipples from Courvoisier and Johnnie Walker.
PREMIUM spirit brands are wooing Chinese consumers with limited-edition Year of the Horse products during the biggest holiday and gift giving season of the year.
Leading cognac house Courvoisier – which claims bragging rights to having been Napoleon’s tipple of choice – has released a commemorative bottle called L’Essence Year of the Horse, made from the brand’s premium L’Essence de Courvoisier Cognac, which was first launched in 2010.
Presented in a crystal Baccarat decanter, the bottle is engraved with an image of Napoleon on his horse and comes with a crystal stopper inspired by the military leader’s signet ring.
Each bottle, also edged in a leather harness, is housed in a wooden trunk and sold in an exclusive, individually numbered series.
Tasting notes include sandalwood and cigar leaves, followed by toffee, marzipan and wild honey. On the palate, L’Essence evokes licorice, dried plum and apricot before finishing off with floral notes.
L’Essence Year of the Horse is being released in limited quantities in select US and international markets for US$3,500 (RM11,600).
In the same vein, Johnnie Walker has likewise released a limited-edition whisky this lunar new year with its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Horse edition (see video above). The collector’s bottle features the Formosa design and the emblem of the British Royal Approval in 24-carat gold. The Chinese character for “horse” is also overlaid with a graphic of a powerful, rearing horse.
The bottle, which retails for US$200 (RM665), is available in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam. – AFP Relaxnews
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