The art of entertaining
The storied Hennessy estate has hosted many VIP guests, entertaining them with the French art de vivre for which the Maison is known.
The art of entertaining is a family tradition at Maison Hennessy, as anyone who has attended an intimate dinner at the Château de Bagnolet can attest. Built on the banks of the Charente River in Cognac, in 1810, and surrounded by seven acres of grounds, the former Hennessy family estate and its sumptuous decor inspired by travel, symbolize the art de vivre for which the Maison is renowned, immersing guests in a multi-sensory journey through its heritage and savoir-faire. Internationally inspired menus featuring local products from neighboring terroirs take pride of place at receptions for VIP friends of the House from all over the world.
Hennessy Paradis Imperial
Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac is the jewel of the Hennessy collection. An unprecedented alliance of age and finesse, it embodies the apogee of the art of selection and the relentless quest for finesse throughout eight generations of Master Blenders from the Fillioux family.
From any given harvest, the average number of eaux-de-vie with the potential to one day join this blend are rather rare: only 10 out of 10 000. Identifying and nurturing such finesse requires ultimate expertise and talent.
The Master Blender's savoir-faire is also to define the right ageing conditions to raise a fine eau-de-vie to its point of elegance, i.e. the decisive and fleeting moment when it reaches its apogee, ready to join the blend.
Hennessy Paradis Imperial is characterized by its unique character, combining unexpected contrasts and an elegant grace. Its golden hue is surprisingly lighter than that of other old cognacs. This is due to the use of mature oak casks, which have few tannins, to preserve finesse. Likewise, despite the age of its eaux-de-vie, Hennessy Paradis Imperial features a light structure and an absolutely delicate yet persistent finish thanks to its floral notes that are as pure and crisp as a spring day, edged with a smoky, spicy accent.