Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division has launched what it hails as the rarest ever Baron Otard Cognac – the Fortis et Fidelis. This is the most exclusive blend made from some of the oldest and rarest eaux de vie from the historic cellars of Château de Cognac, home of Baron Otard Cognac since 1795. The rare cognac is presented in the style it deserves. The crystal carafe is handcrafted in France by Saint-Louis, one of the world’s leading crystal glass makers.
The Baron Otard Fortis et Fidelis Cognac will be available at select travel retail outlets worldwide starting in December priced at US$4,500. “Fortis et Fidelis”, the motto of the Otard family meaning “strength and loyalty”, is described as a fitting tribute to Baron Jean-Baptiste Otard who in 1795 acquired the only château in the town of Cognac knowing that it would offer the perfect ageing conditions for his Cognac.
To create the Fortis et Fidelis, the cellar master for Baron Otard personally selected the eaux-de-vie one by one before laying the blend down to age in the cellars of Château de Cognac. Here, the thickness of the ancient walls and the proximity of the River Charente are said to guarantee a constant temperature and ideal humidity.