BEHIND THE BLEND: THE ORIGIN OF PARADIS

For the first time, Alicia Keys and Lang Lang travelled to Cognac, France, where it all began.
In addition to experiencing the bliss of a moment when they joined forces to create music together in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Utah, they went on an inspiring journey through the Maison’s most emblematic places, to discover the craftmanship behind Hennessy Paradis.

ROOTED IN NATURE

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In Cognac, the Paradis cellars are a realm of creation where nature becomes sublime:
A sanctuary where rare eaux-de-vie are distilled ​and then patiently mature to become divine. ​

Here, during a moment of bliss suspended in time, ​Alicia Keys described the enlightenment she discovered in the birthplace of a truly special blend. ​

​“This story is not only about nature.​
[I is about] This special place –​
Its vineyards, river and gardens​
The perfume of nature and its flowing beauty.”

STRIKING A BALANCE OF THEN AND NOW

Here, treasures of nature embrace the gift of time.​ For Paradis, time is more than a measure — it is an ingredient in crafting this most harmonious blend. Each drop attests to time's passage: ​

“Adding on layers and beats, ​
To mellow honey notes​
Crafting a blend that stands the test of time.”

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A PASSION FOR CRAFT

Meticulous savoir-faire — refined over centuries ​by Hennessy Master Blenders and passed down through generations — ​guides the crafting of the most precious eaux-de-vie, like so many singular notes destined for perfect harmony.​

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PARADIS IS ON EARTH

As ambassadors of craft, Alicia Keys and Lang Lang journeyed to Cognac, a rare experience that mirrors how complementary elements​ come together to create the most melodic, harmonious Hennessy cognac.

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HENNESSY PARADIS

Hennessy Paradis is defined by its graceful character and immediately delights with its rich copper colour. It is a perfectly balanced blend, both voluptuous and round, and combines smoothness and strength with a silky texture. Naturally, it has a flavourful and deep, persistent finish.
 

Hennessy Paradis was created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979 as a tribute to symphonic music. He compared the blend to ‘a symphonic orchestra’, as “classical music that takes you away and connects with your emotions.” The number of instruments in an orchestra is not necessarily a measure of its success, but rather the purity of sound it creates and the virtuosity of the conductor. The same is true for Hennessy Paradis, a union of exceptional eaux-de-vie selected for their individual qualities to work together to create a harmonious and graceful cognac.