Louis XIII Liquor Costs How Much?

I walked into this DOPE Walgreens they just opened on State Street here in Chicago, and got my LIFE. First of all, the Walgreens is 2 floors, and they got everything! They even have a sushi bar (where the chef makes it for you to order) and a fro-yo spot where you can get flavors like coconut and strawberry banana. You know a place is fancy when it has frozen yogurt!

This Walgreens is LAIDT like a baby’s blanket. And I lost myself in it for like an hour. So on the 1st floor, there’s a whole section for “wine and spirits” and it was extensive. They had every drank (yes, drank) you could want. The day I went, they were even giving our Ciroc the day I went. FREE LIQUOR AT WALGREENS, Y’ALL! Yes, this place is everything. If they had a DJ and women in leaning kitten heels and fishnet, it woulda been a club!

So I walked around just looking to see all the names of drinks I didn’t know. There was a section that held premium liquor, in locked glass shelves. So to get any of the drinks in there, an employee would have to open it with a key. I started seeing names I recognized (because rappers talked about them). Courvoisier, Crown Royal, Cristal… Hip hop taught me these are what the cool kids drink, so I wasn’t surprised that they were hella expensive. $249, $449. DANG! But those were clearly small timers compared to the one that took ALL my attention.

Louis XIII Liquor

Louis XIII.

Apparently, he’s not just a French king, but eternal life in cognac form. It was the bottle highest up, and it’s display looked a bit more glowy. Why? Because the label under it said $1,999.99.


Do they mean pesos? Are those in dereon dollars? 2,000 AMERICAN dollars for one bottle of DRANK? FOR WHY? WHAT??? Why does it cost so much?

Does it guarantee immortality?

Does it help banish Voldemort?

Did someone scoop Moses’ desert sweat and call it Louis XIII?

Did one drop of Jesus’ tears fall into a batch?

Does one drop of this drink get me drunk AND high?

Is the glass unbreakable?

Does this thing pour itself?

Is this the Fountain of Youth in a bottle??

Do Louis the first through the twelfth come out and sing as I enjoy this cognac?

I have so many questions. For reasons.

Seriously. Can someone explain why this one bottle of libation cost a ton of dollars? I need to know. The bottle is all:

Cant Afford Me Liv Scandal gif

If I ever buy a drink that costs that much, I won’t share it with a soul. NO. MA’AMS or SIRS. Folks would ask me for a sip and I’d be all “HELL NAWL! You know how much this costs?” and then I’d mean mug them for even having the audacity to ask me. I’d be all:

I might not even share it with myself. Do I REALLY know me that well? I’d have to have a conversation with me, talmbout “Now Luvvie, if I give you some of this, I need to know you got my back for life.”

Shiiidddd a $2,000 drink better run a background check on everyone that comes near it. I’m just saying.

But really. Why does it cost this much? I ask. For reasons. I hope you know.

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  1. embraceurcrazy
    May 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I wish I knew boo. LOL. Let me know when they get a DJ so I can visit Club Walmart. We’d never get anything like that in DC.

    “If they had a DJ and women in leaning kitten heels and fishnet, it woulda been a club!” *murked*

    • August 14, 2014 at 12:51 am

      I was given a bottle of KL-Xiii from a friend who purchased it in a cruise for $1100. The inscription card inside is written in French so I have no idea what it says, probably it’s very expensive.

      • Jason
        May 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

        interested in selling the Louis?

        • BU
          September 18, 2015 at 3:51 am

          I have 3 empty bottles in original cases of LXIII and would like to sell them. Anyone interested?

        • Glenn
          November 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm


        • A
          August 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

          yes – what are you selling them for?

        • Ken
          December 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm

          I have 2 bottle need them

    • August 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      I read this one line and because my guy was talking to me about something and I didn’t want to disrespect his spiel, I just closed my eyes and silently shook with laughter. Luvvie is too much! lol

    • janelfelice
      August 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      The Walgreens in Chinatown is like that. Frozen Yogurt and everything!

  2. YeahTam
    May 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Luvie you are a wonderful writer. In my grandma’s words “the Lord is gonna bless you!”.

    But this line took me out and made me holler in the office everybody is looking at me like I need a drug test or something -> “I might not even share it with myself. Do I REALLY know me that well? I’d have to have a conversation with me, talmbout “Now Luvvie, if I give you some of this, I need to know you got my back for life.”

    ::DIES in laughter::

    • gg
      August 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      *pushes your over and lays next to you*

  3. GloBug
    May 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Surely they meant 2000 yen.
    Cz for 2000 American dollars, this drink better do sum special things to me at night. And talk good shit in my ear the whole time. Tell me it loves me, I’m the only one, etc.

    • yadi
      May 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

      *just bury me a G*

    • Toyin
      May 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm


    • IfYouEverComeBack
      May 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      *lays down my burden* done!

    • Twink
      May 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      *turns off the light and tucks myself in!*

    • TheIrishman
      December 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

      No, this is about 2000 American Dollars. I work as a bartender in NYC and this is $235 a GLASS.

      • SheBusy
        August 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        $235 A GLASS???? *fights air Fantasia style*

      • August 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm


      • January 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        Hey Irishman, I have a bottle of Louis X111 and would like to sell it. How about 1,300 dollars?

        • vinny
          February 14, 2015 at 10:02 am

          I don’t know where your finding these prices I paid $2600 for my last bottle and I shopped around. Worth every penny by the way. Richard Hennessy is even better but I haven’t found a good price yet..

        • andrew
          June 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

          I will sell you a bottle of Louis XIII in box perfect condition – bought 10 years ago for $2000 Us

          Reach me at

        • Jason
          May 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

          Do you still have the bottle for sale? If so send me pics and the serial number and we will talk.

        • Rose
          December 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

          I have a bottle and can send pictures. It was given to me as a Christmas present over 15 years ago from a vendor and almost died when I was told how much it was worth. My daughter is getting married and really wanted to use the extra $$$

    • misjai
      August 27, 2014 at 6:50 am

      YES to this!!!!!!!!!! GEEZ!!!!!

    • MissTish
      August 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      *singing in my choir robe* Just meet me at tha crossroads, so you won’t be lone-laaaaay…

  4. Joanndith
    May 9, 2012 at 8:07 am

    LMBO! @ This whole post. The Jeroboam (sp?) version of this cognac costs $23k. *faints @ Club Wal-greens*

    • IfYouEverComeBack
      May 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm


      • Shaleen
        May 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        It’s a bottle size.

  5. laurakeet
    May 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

    It’s a genie in a bottle, baby. You just gotta rub it the right way – and out pops a doppelganger that can go to your day job for you and not back-talk your boss. Or, it can FIND a job. This would at least justify the $2k as it would eventually pay for itself…

  6. Jaz
    May 9, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I just want to know is it laced with platinum or 24k gold? I saw this bottle and I was shocked. I mean 2k for a bottle- naw son, I’d rather buy some fly bags and shoes (or pay down that fool Sallie)

    • Djm
      October 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I paid $2,400 for a bottle 5 years ago and have had maybe 6 shots so far. The bottle is made from hand blown crystal with a 24 kt gold wrapper. The cognac consists of 1200 of the worlds best and oldest (aged) cognacs; a drop on your tongue will give you the taste of mega fruit and woody flavors that normally last (the taste) around 45 minutes to 1 hour; seriously.
      You really don’t need much more than a shot, maybe 2, in order to feel – not drunk – but definitely like you’ve been drinking! It’s not the rush kind of drink (of course) but a sipper that goes well with a nice cigar and chocolate. My delimma is… just when is a good time to have a drink and with whom do I share the pleasure???
      Further, I definitely do not want to leave this world with the bottle nearly full; hell, I would be – by far – the saddest guy at my funeral; as in, “I don’t know why you all are crying, I’m the dead one… plus, I left my da#* bottle of Louis XIII behind. LOL

  7. vandervecken
    May 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Knowing why I never go to Walgreen’s, that bottle is probably $8 at Crown. Actually I worked in a restaurant where that bottle was $8,500. Here are some facties I betcha didn’t know: 1. people buy it for the same reason dogs lick their nuts. 2. if you pay with something other than a 2 pound black metal AMEX, you’re a crass, high-maintenence douchebag who can’t hold his money or his liquor. 3. if you’re gonna swill that in a public place, you also paid exactly 25% as much for the girl you’re with. 4. you’re not going to tip, so F off.

    The proper way to enjoy this is in the privacy of one’s mansion, either alone or with a toadying senator, whilst plotting to screw poor people. Only then can you appreciate eleven pounds of hand-blown crystal for what it is: an empty liquor bottle.

    • Porschea20
      August 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Also this $8500 bottle is one of only 2000 and the bottle itself is made of swarovski crystal. It was aged in wooden barrels for 200 years. I work at a 5 diamond hotel and we sell a shot for $550 plus tax and an 18% gratuity. The only up side to ordering this drink at my hotel is that if you purchase the last shot we give you the bottle and it’s original box. The bottle is worth $1600.

      • Jay Scott
        January 8, 2013 at 3:53 am

        Actually, the Bottle is Baccarat Crystal. I’ve been behind a bar for 18+ years and have only sold 3 shots. We sell 2 1/4 oz. of Louis for $250. I just BROKE A BOTTLE today that was 3/4 full. NO JOKE!!

        • March 31, 2013 at 11:24 pm

          WHO BROKE THE BOTTLE??? Did someone pitch a fit afterwards? Cuz… LAWD!!!

      • charles
        November 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

        Can you tell the Chain you work at. I know Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland has it by the shot for $100. I thought that was too much but you drink where Prince of Saudi Stayed for a Year.

  8. CaliGirlED
    May 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

    LMAO @ Luvvie and GloBug!!!

  9. Stace
    May 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    “Does it help banish Voldemort?”

    I CANNOT!!! Girl where ya been.. my work edays have been bleak without this ratchedneess!!


    • Stace
      May 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      LUVVIE.. .me again.

      Liqs and prescription pills in the same location!!! how did I miss this before? Walgreens is your pusha!!

      • Lexi
        May 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

        lmao yes pusha!!!*cues curtis mayfield* lmao

      • Lissa
        August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am

        *Walgreens is you pusha!!*
        funeral services to be held tomorrow at a walgreens near you in the liquor aisle! HA! LMBO

    • vanitaapplebum
      May 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm


      Luvvie, girl I missed you!

  10. KayMac81
    May 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    $2000 for some drank?!??! Shooot….we go together, and Ol Louis better do the dishes when we get home!!

    • thewritin1
      May 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      It better cook the meal and clean the house too!!

  11. May 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    dereon dollars?!

    Lawwwwwd you are so damn hilarious!!!

    • TGray
      May 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      I dang near fell out of my chair on that one LOL

  12. May 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    GIRL! That State Street Walgreens is every single thing. I remember I raved about it all up and through Twitter and folks didn’t believe such a fancy Walgreens could exist. Me either! And upstairs is like a mini Sephora! LOVE.

    And WHAT THE ENTIRE HAYLE. I didn’t see that LV liquor and it’s probably good for my back because I probably woulda collapsed right on that floor had I seen that price. LAWDT.

  13. Marsha S. Haneiph
    May 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Luvvie, your questions left me for dead. However, as a card-carrying food nerd, I know why it costs so much…

    • Kaname
      May 15, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Wow…that is one finely crafted drink!

  14. May 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I love your writing style. I enjoyed reading about your vacation and am glad you have returned to the blog after a much needed break.

  15. LB
    May 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    2 hours later is me pee’in’ it out worth $1,999.99 too?

    (“vandervecken” spoke Truth. Robb Report)

  16. Sadiqua
    May 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I kinda agree about the Dereon dollars, cause clearly thats the same logo! From what I can tell from the website, it’s going to make me white and improve my credit score. Oh, and help me appreciate classics, like Mozart and sh*t.

    • SlimFatale
      August 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Not “improve my credit score” *dead* *iquit*

    • misjai
      August 27, 2014 at 6:56 am


    • Scotian Queen
      August 27, 2014 at 7:13 am

      #Dead lmao

  17. May 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I remember a Jay-Z interview where he said he once drank a $20,000 bottle of wine. I was like 0_________________O

    • Nonya
      May 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

      Well, he couldn’t sniff it, could he? So he did the most he could: drink & piss it out in a 20k circle.

    • jesse
      July 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Did he give beyonce a golden shower after that?

  18. Chandan
    September 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

    My life belongs to one & only LOUIS XIII. This is my dream.

  19. September 25, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Cognac is an exclusive product and especially this one is a product of very very old eaux de vies which means Remy Martin has maybe only a few barrels of cognac which are in this Cognac. Therefore it’s just expensive.
    Especially the chinese and russian market go sky rocking at the moment about these kind of expensive products.

  20. David
    November 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    They do that ( Sell it for “a ton” of dollars )because rich people have the need for ish that us “little people” couldn’t afford, reasonably. So they can remind them selves that they’re better than the rest of the normal world. Only way I’m trying that, is if you do share, I don’t care if I hit the lottery, 2 stacks for a fifth of booze…. GTFOOH. Cognac taste like ass anyway.

  21. Alichia
    December 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    It has to do with how it’s made and that it had aged over 100 years. I use to work as a cocktail server in a place that sold this and the price for a shot was $125. I had asked my boss if it was really worth it (since I would never have the money to even try it.) He laughed and said very much so. One night as we were about to close I was in the kitchen and he walks back and hands me a shot of this saying a customer bought it for him but wanted me to have the chance to try it. And let me tell you if I had the money I would always have this in my home. It tasted better then anything I have EVER had in my life!

    • SlimFatale
      August 26, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Wow! Serious question: he “try anything” after that? Cuz if I give you my shot that goes for 500 in some spots….We go together.

  22. GMoney
    December 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I like to drink hennesy xo, its $200 a bottle here on the east coast and its the shizzz. But i was in miami at a club in the vip room last year and there was armed security around this one table, i asked the waitress what was going on, she told me they had a bottle of Henry IV dudognon heritage congac, so i google it……$2 million….. the empty bottle costs over $50k…………anyone know how much a shot costs??? Lol……btw i gotta check out that walgreens!!

    • Naya'Hri
      August 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Shots run around $7,500 to $10,000…Depending on where you purchase it.

      • S
        January 2, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        Wake up and do your 6th grade math. The bottle has 100cl / 34 shots. At 2 Mil that’s $58,823.00 per shot, .. owning the bottle and drinking at home. At a bar you have a 40-65% markup. Now we are at $100,000 plus a shot.

  23. Korey
    January 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I actually have one of these for sell 1,100 brand new. send me a message ‘’

    • March 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

      I’m interested in your Bottle for sale

      • J Burton
        March 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

        I have a full bottle of Louis XIIII never been opened seal is intact with crystal stopper, box, and instruction book, would like to sell.

        • Jeremiah Mathews
          May 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm

          Is your bottle of Louis XIII still available? How much are you selling for?

        • Richrd
          July 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

          I have a bottle of untouched Louis X111 I am willing to sell it for $1700. The bottle is the model before the most recent one. The box is larger than the old Louis 13. It is the model right before the new one with the partial see through display. I also have a bottle of Hennessy Richard for sale, the price Im asking for is $1900 for the Hennessy Richard. Please let me know if you are interested. Call me at 347 255 0590

    • Veda
      November 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Have you sold it yet?

      • Gil
        December 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        Are you still looking to purchase? I have an unopened bottle.

  24. teddyb
    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Have u ever had cognac before and I don’t mean the cheap o ass from the bodega in the corner from mom n popps? Do you have any idea what the cost to make is, to bring it to taste to keep the temp for a hundred years in a barrell at perfect temp and how many peeps does it take to look after it? Yeah u would pay $20 to listen to that piece of shit rap but if u multiply that by the yrs and care that peeps gave into it u will understand why…try alize instead, its the french gheto style for LOUIS de Troisiemme aka Louis XIIII

  25. Lyman
    February 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I saw a bottle last night and was told if you brought the bottle back (to France) you could get a Free refill.

  26. Vadim
    March 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Hi there I was looking to buy a bottle and from some reason found this site and your question I read a few answers but I don’t think anyone said if its worth it or not so… The answer is simple it is if your r into it 😉 if you r not a cognac person don’t waste your money 😉 for me personally its worth every penny but i drink cognac on regular basis and if not this then any cognac xo ( Hennessy , Remy Martin ) if you want to try a good cognac start with chiper stuff and see if you like it or not.
    P.s sorry about spelling mistakes I’m Russian 🙂 good luck.

  27. […] to 100+ years in the Grande Champagne region of France. Though normally the brand goes for around $2,000 per bottle, this limited edition “Black Pearl” is listed for 4 times that amount. The bottle may […]

  28. April 2, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Its actually worth $10,000 a bottle. Why does a wedding ring cost so much? Cause they want to that’s why silly. Incidentally, in Ontario its served in a beautiful lead crystal cut bottle carved in Italy, the bottle placed in a beautiful wooden box made in Hungary, on a lining of thick soft red velvet. The bottles have a resale value of $100. It tastes like apricot liqueur.

  29. John king
    August 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I bought this drink in York 2013 in the living room
    It was the longest drink I ever had £125 a shot

  30. t par
    September 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I had a shot of this in Hollywood (I didn’t buy it) not to long ago. I usually drink remi chilled or Hennessey on rocks. This was smooth and had deep flavor and not at all overwhelming or bitter. Awesome. 2000 dollars awesome, maybe not unless you need to impress and got the money to throw. But remi in general is good but get the better qualities. 30 bucks for the v and you can drink it straight chilled no problem… and try it on the rocks too. Makes a difference. But to answer the question, yes it is the right price but you can find it around 1200 to 1500 if you look hard. Your liver will thank you!

  31. September 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    A shot is very expensive, but once you taste you you DO understand why. I once shared a shot with 5 people and we had some left. You simply need it to touch your lips and you finally KNOW what liquor is! Yum, yum–then you fall down BROKE, Broke, broke but happy…

  32. kit
    September 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    The bottle is made out of real crystal( bottle is worth around 500 in itself) and the boose is anywhere from 75 to 150 years old. Thats why….

    • Mb1234
      January 2, 2015 at 8:39 am

      It does break, the glass, I was at my friends house and his dad had one of the bottles, finished, and he accidentally knocked somethig on to one of them ( there were 4 Saint louis bottles and lots of other cognacs) it broke quite easily, bit annoying 😀

  33. September 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    its not the bottle it’s a cognac aged minimum of 60 years’that’s why it costs a lot. you’ll not even gonna fly after you drink that but the taste of that alcohol surely last on your mouth for 2 hours because of it’s age and you cannot blame the price because you’re not even alive when they’re making it hahahaha!

  34. Brad
    September 29, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Nothing you drink is worth that much … that said, it is worth every penny. Louis is ‘with out a doubt’ the best experience your taste buds will ever encounter … it is worth ever penny, if you can afford it. It is to be savored, not drank, it is an experience in itself. Think about the absolute best sexual climax you have ever had, and the lingering feeling afterward, and possibly that is similar to the experience, after taking and hour or two to enjoy one snifters worth. I, as a bartender could never afford it but did sneak a taste after work one night … WOW.

  35. Art
    November 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Since I don’t have the time to give you a very detailed answer, I will give you a more general answer, so you can have a basic understanding of why a bottle may cost that much! Below are the reasons:
    1: How rare is the cognac?
    2: How old is the cognac?
    3: What are the techniques of making that cognac?
    4: How fancy is the bottle itself.
    In the case of Louis XIII
    1: Louis XIII is one of the rarest cognacs
    2: The cognac is anywhere from 40-100 years old, depending on the bottle. The barrels that they age them, are anywhere from 80-120 years old themselves. So it takes over 100 years to make a bottle. Of course they are all produced in limited quantities, like the Louis XIII Black Pearl, 780 bottles only.
    3: The bottle itself is a work of art. They are melted crystal which is handcrafted by very talented artists.

    These are just the main reasons why a bottle of Louis XIII can cost up to $35,000!
    Yes, that’s right $35,000!

    • Rick Sanders
      December 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      A friend of mine had a bottle of Black Pearl that was on display at his home. His wife’s assistant was drunk and opened it even after she was warned not to and drank a couple of ounces. What do you figure the devaluation was on this bottle now that it has been opened and two ounces drank?
      I know they are not impressed, but I wonder what the depreciation would be as a result. I told them to charge her with theft.

  36. Gee
    December 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    It is worth every cent.

  37. Dion
    December 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I had a shot of this three years ago for my birthday. £40, and for a one off I’d say it was worth it. Strong, smooth, great taste with a hit of cherry. So good, and wait for it, this is strange, I didn’t immediately want another one! Even if I hadn’t known how expensive it was, I would have known it was special – took a lot of concentration!

  38. James
    December 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I had that Louis XIII in a glass. At the time I had it it was only $100.00 per glass (15 years ago). Now I do not drink any longer and will not advocate drinking.

    But this was and IS the best hard liquor in the world!! And I have had my share. Trust me, all the expensive hard liquors will never compare to this. It is the smoothest liquior coming down your throat you will ever drink. It will hit you and you will never see it coming.

    • Emenot
      December 30, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Relax people, you tried the Martel L’OR that was nice!

  39. Emenot
    December 30, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Calm down y’all IGNORANT small timers! The Remy Martin Louis XIII BLACK is at least US$55,OOO.OO and is sold out before it was released! LMFAO

  40. Shea
    December 31, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    The presentation of the shot is worth the $160.00. If you wanna impress EVERYONE in the entire restaurant, yes this ‘booze’ as some of you call it, needs to be experienced sitting down after a rare fillet mignon and butter basted lobster tail….it is an experience that every poor man on Gods earth needs to partake of. A friend and I started with the lower end of the cognac spectrum….. Through trial and error and after 4 or 5 (or 12) we began a relationship with Louis…… He is quite the gentleman…….and yes, he will kicketh thy ass! We liked him so much we bought an entire bottle the next week. Do yourself a favor…..try it!

  41. Tammy
    January 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I was in Las Vegas last year sitting at the roulette table just watching and an older distinguished man came and sat beside me. He had put his glass down on the table and reached over to lay his chips on the board to play as he reached back he turned over a full glass of Louis Xiii on the table, the dealer rushed to get a towel to soak it up he said he was sorry and then lifted his hand to get his waitress to bring him another glass. I asked what it was he was drinking and when she brought him another glass he said taste it I did wow it was the smoothest drink I have ever had. He offered me a glass I declined but really should have taken him up on his offer it was wonderful!!

  42. Jay
    January 10, 2014 at 5:44 am

    We sell Louis and it is worth every cent, not for the juice or for the bottle.
    Consider this, blended from cognacs some of which are 100 years old.
    That in itself is kinda cool until you realise what that means, some of the juice in that bottle is pre WWI, that juice has survived TWO German occupations of France, squirrelled away in hidden cellars.

  43. Rich
    January 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I have a bottle for sale. CG 3062 serial number. Engraved on the bottom of the bottle and also on the crystal stopper.

    I have had this bottle over 10 years – extra aging. Pics available. (Make subject line cognac – I get 350+ emails a day.)

    A drop of this is like liquid velvet on your tongue.

  44. A.Hobbs
    February 25, 2014 at 10:24 am

    It only cost as much as it doors because it’s been aging for 100 years. That’s a whole century in a bottle. The more work goes in the more expensive.

  45. Suzy
    March 19, 2014 at 11:22 am

    When my brother was born in 1968, my Asian dad was so happy (first son in an Asian family & all), he went out and bought a case of these. At the time, they were about $60 a bottle. Now, 46 years later, we have 2 unopened bottles left. Each bottle is worth over $2,000 since they are each in the satin-lined case, unopened, etc. After dad died & we sold the house last year, my brother & I each took one bottle and will guard it for life… we don’t plan on ever opening it or selling it.. not even if we ever have to declare bankruptcy, haha! If I ever get married, it will def. be in my prenup, hahahaha!

    • James
      August 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      That is such a nice story Suzy! Thanks so much for sharing.

  46. Janet Lalounis
    August 6, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I have a wealthy uncle who served me a shot of this . I was in his house recently and served myself a finger width in a glass. I drank half of it but couldn’t drink anymore. I just wasn’t feeling it and knew I would be driving soon so I didn’t want to drink anymore. I poured it down the sink. I googled it because I was curious about it. Now seeing how much it costs I feel totally guilty throwing it out!!!

  47. Mauri
    August 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I just recently had the pleasure of trying this. I won a contest and Mastercard flew me and my husband to Vegas to see A Jt concert. Right before the show, we had dinner at Crafthouse and the hosts didn’t put a cap on the bar tab. It. Was. On.

    To answer one of your questions: yes, it does get you drunk AND high. It goes down so smooth you think “oh this is weak” then BAM! Next thing you know, you are hugging waiters, telling them the Universe appreciates them and singing “I Feel Pretty” in the middle of the MGM Grand Casino. Or something like that. You will dance your ass off at a concert and still be drunk.

    That drank took me to a level of turnt I never thought possible. Just all the happy feels at once. I was gone with the wind fabulous and completely ratchet at the same damn time.

    Then, no hangover in the morning. What?! WHAT!!!!!

  48. James
    August 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    That expensive? I hope it treats you right, at the end of the night… know what I mean?

  49. Danielle
    August 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    For that price, I want to wake up with Kerry Washington’s walk, Lupita’s skin and Prince’s musical genius after the first sip. After the second, Idris Elba better show up at my door.

  50. Trudy
    August 26, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Luvvie. I’ve worked in Duty Free at the airports and we’ve sold this and I got a lesson on why its so expensive. It’s because the bottle itself is made of pure Baccarat crystal, and a piece that size alone is price at almost a thousand. The cognac is specially aged over a hundred years in special oak casks they save especially for this cognac, so it’s a blend of their best in the company at Henessey and comes in a lovely velvet lined box, numbered, signed and a certificate of authenticity. And that info was from more then ten years ago when it was sold at around $1200 a bottle.

  51. None
    August 27, 2014 at 12:19 am

    For that price you could just actually go to France, visit Louis grave, shop a little and come back lol

  52. Jetteski
    August 27, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Costco sells this and other high end brands too.

  53. Arnie1185
    October 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Lol……I happened to spot your question while looking for something and I am going answer your question as too why this bottle is SO damn expensive. First the bottle is pure crystal manufactured by SWAROVSKI and part of the top has gold in it. Second that cognac is aged approx. 100 years (the older the age the more costly the drink no matter the brand). But if u think this expensive look for the LouisIII black PEARL. that thing can go for as high as $30,000.00 now that’s CRAZY!!

  54. December 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    To say I’m disappointed by this Cognac is a massive understatement. There are better Cognac’s out there at a 98% discount to this one. It’s drinkable but barely. This is the Cristal of the Cognac world – sold to the mugs at a massive premium who have no idea what they are buying.

  55. Hexxica
    February 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I drank half a bottle of King Louie XIII at my Mothers funeral, out of a mason jar, CLASSY, that I just swiped from my Uncles liquor cabinet. I had no idea what it cost, I just guzzled it before I gave the eulogy. Nothing special to me but I sure pissed off my Uncle!

  56. Glenn
    April 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    The card written in french probably says: For those with more money then brains

  57. July 6, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Fortuitously, I came across this site, although I’ve been researching luvvie xiii cognacs, and, I must confess that it was worth the stumbling upon. I found it to be witty, humorous, informative, and an educative experience all wraped up into one cornicopia. Like some of you I too linger to savor a century-aged potion of LXIII. Elixir of a King for gods. Perhaps someone who’ll appreciate mutual fondness will extend an opportunity?

    • Gary Davis
      October 9, 2015 at 11:39 am

      I received a bottle in the case and with proper documentation as a wedding gift a few years ago. Any know of a good place where I can sell it? Alcohol can’t be sold on ebay

      gary.davis178 @

  58. Faye
    October 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I also have a bottle of Louie13th cognac . In original red box . Would like to sell …. I also have empty bottle to sell as well contact me .

  59. Steve
    January 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Just stumbled across this article. Like just about everything else on this planet, it’s a supply and demand thing. It’s a blend using Brandies up to 100 years old. As you can guess, there is not much 100 years old brandy laying around and from what there is, much of it evaporates from the barrel There are less than 800 bottles Louis XII produced per year.

  60. February 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t know if anyone ever answered your question above but the reason it costs so much is because it is supposed to be a premium cognac and the bottle is crystal and can be returned. About 10 years ago, they would pay $900 when you returned the bottle. I don’t know what it is now. Still 2K for a bottle of liquor is a bit much.