I would not expect anything less from one of my fave bars in Pretoria – and as usual Time Square keep innovating and keep things lively. This time The Globe Bar have become home to a bespoke collection of LOUIS XIII Cognac keeps, designed exclusively for the venue.
The Globe Bar – named after its panoramic ‘global’ view over the Menlyn Maine precinct is now adorned by two walls of these exquisite cabinets, each housing a decanter of LOUIS XIII.
Each of the legendary LOUIS XIII decanters, presented to 44 of Time Square’s most valued guests (not be, by the way, in case you were wondering…) and held at The Globe Bar for safekeeping, are made from fine crystal and mouth-blown by some of the most skilled master craftsmen.
Upon acquiring their individual cabinet, every proud new owner was gifted a personalised key, and will be able to enjoy their LOUIS XIII cabinet during each visit to The Globe Bar with friends, family or colleagues, whatever the occasion.
“Our journey with LOUIS XIII has come full circle with the addition of this beautiful collection of LOUIS XIII keeps at our Globe Bar. We consider it a most exceptional honour to house these exquisite artworks on behalf of 44 of our discerning guests,” says Brett Hoppé, General Manager: Time Square South Africa.
LOUIS XIII thinks a century ahead. Each decanter is the life achievement of generations of cellar masters. Since its origins in 1874, each generation of cellar master selects from its cellars the oldest and most precious eaux‐de‐vie for LOUIS XIII. Today, Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau is setting aside the finest eaux‐de‐vie, as a legacy to his successors for the coming century. LOUIS XIII is an exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux‐de‐vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region.
“LOUIS XIII is at home in a number of the most exclusive venues around the world and we are proud to be part of The Globe Bar with its incredible architectural design. The wall of cabinets itself has been designed especially for The Globe Bar, offering a visual, iconic masterpiece and ultimate luxury experience,” shares Jörg Pfützner, LOUIS XIII Private Client Director South Africa.
The Globe Bar offers a premium, intimate experience for discerning guests, with a sumptuous menu of luxurious spirits and cocktails, and regular performances by DJs and musicians. The all-glass sphere of the upmarket Globe Bar, located on the third floor, is visible from the outside of the futuristic Time Square complex and offers panoramic views of the Menlyn bustle during the day and the lights at night.