Smart decanters with their access to an exclusive world of privileges are becoming a norm in the realm of premium spirits. Jim Beam is selling a smart decanter that pours whiskey on command. Voiced by 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe, the decanter-turned virtual voice assistant includes a sleek compartment for bourbon storage and voice command capabilities. The iSommelier’s Smart Decanter makes every wine taste perfect in seconds. An hour in a traditional decanter is reduced to a single minute with iSommelier.
In February 2019, Louis XIII cognac will step into the future by integrating NFC technology into its Smart Decanter. Each high-end decanter will directly connect cognac enthusiasts to the Louis XIII Society, a private club where members can enjoy exclusive content, unique experiences and personalized services through their smartphones.
A SMALL NFC CHIP INTEGRATED IN THE CORK STOPPER OF THE Louis XIII DECANTER.
After removing the seal, fans will simply have to tap & scan their NFC-enabled smartphones on the cork stopper to access the Louis XIII Society landing page to create or log into their account. The decanter number will then be automatically registered.
Thanks to this small NFC chip, Louis XIII clients will get facilitated access to all the advantages of the Louis XIII Society. This private club offers bespoke services such as customized decanter engraving, pre-releases of limited editions, contact with a Louis XIII Personal Advisor for private tastings and ultimate experiences, and an invitation to network with Louis XIII Cognac
connoisseurs registered all over the world. In addition, the Louis XIII Smart Decanter will bring added services to clients allowing them to customize gifting messages that will appear when recipients scan their decanter.
NFC enables simple, rapid, intuitive and secure communication between two electronic objects. A mature and robust technology which has been growing in the past 20 years being used mainly by bank cards, biometric passports and travel tickets – until now. Today, with the introduction of contactless payment, connected wearables and the Internet of Things, NFC
technology is reinventing the way we experience life.
This innovation will be launched globally starting February 2019 and will be deployed all over the world the following months.