LOUIS XIII Cognac Ageing Process
The LOUIS XIII tierçon is a cask originally designed for the carriage of cognac on horse-drawn carts, three casks at a time, hence the name.
LOUIS XIII traditionnally uses casks made of Limousin oak, which have the perfect tannins and porosity for the ageing of an eau-de-vie.
Ageing entails a continuous exchange between spirit and outside air, and the tierçon has the most perfect form for this purpose.
Over the years and decades, hundreds of eaux-de-vie marry in this fashion as each generation of LOUIS XIII Cellar Master selects from our cellars the oldest and most precious eaux-de-vie for LOUIS XIII.
Each decanter is the life achievement of generations of Cellar Masters.