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Rémy Martin Coupe Shanghai 1903

Category - Spirits, Cognac, 40% abv

Available - From December

Location - Initially in Singapore's Changi Airport, from January in Hong Kong and in “selected outlets” ahead of the Lunar New Year.

Price - SRP of EUR450 (US$600) per bottle

Distribution - DFS Duty Free

Rémy Cointreau has released a new Cognac that harks back to Shanghai's time as “the Pearl of the Orient”.

Rémy Martin Coupe Shanghai is supposedly based on handwritten notes from Rémy's master distiller made in 1903. Rémy says the original Coupe Shanghai was “the first special blend created for a particular market” and an “intense spirit, heavy with spice”.

The new version comes in a carafe with a silver cap and presented in a red gift box that serves also as a display case. The gift box contains a booklet telling the story behind the Cognac and identifying it by a unique number.

An analyst this week warned that Rémy's Cognac consumers in China are at risk of gravitating towards other Western spirits because of low stock levels.