Camus Cognac Celebrates 150 Years With $13,500 Limited-Edition Decanter
It’s been 150 years since the Camus family produced its first bottle of Cognac, and the company is celebrating its anniversary with the Cuvee 5.150 from the Camus “Masterpiece Collection.” A luxurious blend of five of the finest eaux-di-vix from the independent French Cognac house’s cellar, each marking a generation of the Camus family’s 150-year history, makes up the precious spirit: 37-year-old Bons Bois, 22-year-old Fins Bois, 37-year-old Petite Champagne, 22-year-old Borderies and 32-year-old Grande Champagne.
“When you taste an exceptional cognac, you are left with a lasting memory, and this is precisely what we were thinking of when we blended the Cuvée 5.150,” Cyrus Camus, president of Camus, said. “In our 150th year, we wanted to be respectful of our past while resolutely looking towards our future. The Cuvée 5.150 is a tribute to how each generation has built on the skills of the previous one and breathed new life into enduring traditions.”
The Cuvee 5.150 is offered in just 1,492 limited-edition, numbered Baccarat crystal decanters inside individually-numbered black lacquered wooden cases for just $13,500 each. The decanter is actually the same Camus Masterpiece used for Camus’ 100th anniversary, an asymmetrical design from perfume bottle creator Serge Mansau. The difference can be found in the corks. The 5.150 includes a cork made of black lacquered crystal, while the 2.105 stopper was decorated with silver and golden rings.
The Camus 5.150 will be sold nationwide, complete with an “Ultimate Sample”—a 100-milliliter taster of the liquor taken by the cellar master just before the decanters were filled so buyers can taste the spirit without unsealing the collectible decanters.