Inspired by the cognac blended for the Imperial Court of Russia in 1818, this Hennessy is a nuanced blend of eaux-de-vie aged for anywhere between 30 and 130 years.
Maison Hennessy is one of the most iconic and distinguished cognac houses. The brand, which has become synonymous with cognac, has significantly shaped the course of the history of this sophisticated French spirit. The dynastic Hennessy family has been dominating the Cognac industry for two and a half centuries. In 1765, Richard Hennessy, an Irish officer serving in Louis XV’s army, set out to create the world’s finest cognac. The refined and highly popularized elixir became a thriving export business, shipping as far as Ireland, Britain, and all throughout Europe.
Today, Hennessy is part of LVMH Group, prevailing as one of the most famous innovative, revolutionary cognac companies in the world. The brand is known for cultivating profitable relationships across markets, like its well-known relationship to the Hip-Hop industry. The Hennessy estate/headquarters are based in the famous town of Cognac in Charente, where cognac production reigns supreme.
Hennessy Paradis Imperial is the epitome of the art of selection. Only 10 out of the 10,000 eaux-de-vie have the potential to join this blend are a rare few, some of the rarest and oldest from a given vintage chosen meticulously by Master Blender Yann Fillioux.
Paradis Impérial is an incredibly nuanced and complex cognac, inspired by the cognac blended for the Imperial Court of Russia in 1818. “The Dowager Empress of Russia commissioned the Maison's first master blender, Jean Fillioux, to create an exceptional cognac for her son, Tsar Alexander I. In 2011, Yann Fillioux, the current and seventh-generation master blender, painstakingly re-created this unique and incomparable blend using tasting notes from the original, crafting a cognac of elegance and extreme subtlety."
The exquisite cognac gets its name from the iconic Paradis cellar, where cognac Maisons store and seal their oldest eaux-de-vie. Paradis Impérial is a tribute to these remarkable spirits that harbor so much history. The eaux-de-vie in the blend mature for anywhere between 30 and 130 years in older barrels to soften the effect of the wood on the cognac’s color and flavor.
Bottled in a distinctive crystal decanter designed by renowned French designer Stéphanie Balini. Shaped in the classic Hennessy style, with a more slender silhouette, the vial is inspired by the elegance of the Russian Empress. Paradis Imperial has notes of freshly cut grass, jasmine, orange blossom, and oak.
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80 (40% ABV)
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The nose brings summer flowers and notes of freshly cut grass, jasmine and orange blossom aromas. The palate has light notes of smoke from the oak barrels, echoing the notes present on the nose, complemented by gentle spices and a persistent finish.