We raise our glasses to moments worth remembering. A chorus of clinks bears witness to storied milestones, along with victories big and small. Often, the liquid in the vessel takes centre stage. However, the Louis XIII Pillet crystal glasses pay a twofold tribute to the rare cognac. Each is not only a handsome flute for the remarkable blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vie, but they ring out like church bells when clinked – an elegant nod to generations of cellar masters who’ve had a hand in distilling this spirited libation. The brainchild of French designer Christophe Pillet, the limited edition stemware resembling the ridged columns of ancient cathedrals are a worthy weight in the hand.
Sound the church bells in your toast.