Discover Hennessy Paradis Imperial through five questions.

Part 1

How is Hennessy Paradis Imperial made ?

Part 2

How does Hennessy Paradis Imperial taste ?

Part 3

How valuable is Hennessy Paradis Imperial?

Part 4

How should I drink Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

Part 5

How should I preserve Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The tale of the jewel

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Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The Grand Bureau

Its story begins at the heart of the tasting room, the Grand Bureau. Every day at 11.00am, in this historic part of the Maison Hennessy, there is a meeting which nothing could ever prevent. For the Master Blender is preparing for a tasting session with a passionate committee. He knows how to feel and name the infinite range offered by these eaux-de-vie. He senses that some among them are destined for an exceptional purpose.

The Art of Selection
The Art of Selection

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The Art of Selection

This savoir-faire has crossed the bridges of time, passed down through eight generations of the Fillioux family Master Blenders. Continuity has ensured that Maison Hennessy has one of the largest stocks of eaux-de-vie in the world. To distinguish and choose, to nurture the exceptional: that is what is termed the Art of Selection. Hennessy Paradis Imperial symbolises the apogee of this tireless quest, enshrined in memory, guided by intuition.

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

10 / 10,000

From any given harvest, the average number of eaux-de-vie with the potential to one day join this blend are a rare few: only 10 out of 10 000. They must first mature to confirm their budding promise and then in old wooden barrels which preserve their finesse, they slowly age conforming to a skilfully controlled process. What follows is essential: carefully monitoring the slightest change, working out the moment they reach their peak of perfection. The Master Blender manages to capture the point of elegance of every one of these eaux-de-vie, a moment that is decisive, fleeting yet so fragile, indicating their apogee.

The Art of Selection
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Hennessy Paradis Imperial

An incomparable combination

Hennessy Paradis Imperial is a singular, surprising creation. An unprecedented combination of age and finesse, it has extraordinary balance.

"Hennessy Paradis Imperial is one of our most precious jewel"

Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, Hennessy Master Blender

The tasting note
The jewel of the collection

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The tasting note

Its light and surprising golden colour comes from the choice of barrel. Lacking a high level of tannins, they cannot affect such refined eaux-de-vie. Hennessy Paradis Imperial delicately exudes several floral notes as if the freshness of Spring had suddenly bloomed. Then jasmine and orange blossom are enveloped in spices and smoky notes while its ethereal grace lingers on the palate.

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

A moment to savour

It is time to appreciate Hennessy Paradis Imperial, sipping between two to four centilitres from a crystal tulip glass, inspired by those used every day at 11.00am by the Tasting Committee. Hennessy Paradis Imperial should be served at room temperature or between 12 and 14 degrees, accompanied by cold, sharp-tasting finger-food. The atmosphere, the company: the best circumstances must be brought together to savour so many aromas and such subtlety, to discover the great art of the Master Blender.

The jewel of the Hennessy collection

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The jewel of the collection

To display Hennessy Paradis Imperial, the artist Arik Levy has created a crystal-cut decanter. This contemporary creation is a test of precision.

“I focus on finding the perfect balance between sensorial and emotional”

Arik Levy

The challenge of light
The jewel of the collection

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The challenge of light

Its structure and substance capture changes in the light. Curves are intertwined with lines. Its curvaceous form, inflection and contours fit together perfectly. Each carved, polished or even hand-crafted element expresses concision, impetus, movement. From the form to the finishing touches, everything is in harmony and retains its allure. The crystal sparkles, decked with thousands of twinkling lights. The glowing elixir is ready to reveal its secrets. The decanter, signed Arik Levy, is a daring, sensitive gem, a balance between science and art.

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The art of master crystal cutters

Master crystal cutters were given the task of making this refined work. From an incandescent, mineral world they have produced a resonating, transparent, luminous crystal of the highest quality. Aspiring to excellence, the greatest attention is paid to the raw materials used which have then been entrusted to skill and savoir-faire. Sensitive to creativity, detecting the slightest flaw, these craftsmen owed it to themselves to take part in such a work of art. And thus, a ecanter has been born of the imagination of a sculptor and the skill of master crystal cutters. For this creation, an age-old heritage has encountered a present-day talent. Modernity, precision and tradition will always go hand in hand with the history of Maison Hennessy.

The jewel of the collection
The jewel of the collection

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

The Quest

To pay tribute to the Hennessy Master Blender's quest, Marshmallow Laser Feast develop their latest installation. A large metallic structure, featuring hundreds of acrylic crystals reflecting the light of a laser. This piece of art explore the depths of savoir-faire of selecting eaux-de-vie and propels Hennessy Imperial Paradise in the 3rd millennium.

Hennessy Paradis Imperial

About Marshmallow Laser Feast

Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is a multimedia artist collective based in London who harnesses technology to create emotional and cutting-edge experiences. It was founded in 2011 to produce visually stunning projects at the crossroads between science, technology and art and to reinterpret the idea of human perception. Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas and Ersin Han are the driving forces behind all Marshmallow Laser Feast projects.

Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF)
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Discover Hennessy Paradis Imperial through five questions.

Part 1

How is Hennessy Paradis Imperial made ?

Part 2

How does Hennessy Paradis Imperial taste ?

Part 3

How valuable is Hennessy Paradis Imperial?

Part 4

How should I drink Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

Part 5

How should I preserve Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

Part 1

How is Hennessy Paradis Imperial made ?

Hennessy Paradis Imperial encapsulates the distinctive art and relentless quest for finesse of Hennessy Master Blenders.

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Part 2

How does Hennessy Paradis Imperial taste ?

A cognac of the most extreme finesse you have never experienced before.

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Part 3

How valuable is Hennessy Paradis Imperial?

The value of Hennessy Paradis Imperial reflects the absolute rarity of the eaux-de-vie it contains.

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Part 4

How should I drink Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

Hennessy Paradis Imperial is best enjoyed neat in a tall, tulip-shaped crystal glass.

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Part 5

How should I preserve Hennessy Paradis Imperial ?

A sealed decanter of Hennessy Paradis Imperial can preserve its rare qualities, unchanged, almost indefinitely.

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