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Celebrate chinese new year with Zhang Huan

“In China, the new year represents the family reunion… the cult of the ancestors as you invite your ancestors to come back home for the moment of the new year, and transmission among generations,” observes the artist Zhang Huan.​

Zhang Huan

In “Eaux-de-vie”, his monumental masterpiece for Maison Hennessy, the artist pays pictorial and metaphorical tribute to spirituality and celebration, a gesture further elevated by the start of a fresh 12-year cycle with the Year of the Rat — representing new beginnings, possibility and infinite hope.​


The Rat is the first, the smallest and also the most alert, intelligent animal in the Chinese zodiac. It is free, intelligent and full of spirit,” he notes. “In my work I tried to express this through different colors on large and small life cells. My wish was to let people experience the hope of life, the true meaning of life.


Since 1765, Maison Hennessy has perfected the art of cognac-making, a tradition perpetuated by eight generations of Master Blenders. A legacy of cultural openness lets Maison Hennessy shine around the world, wherever its celebrated cognacs are shared.

In 1817, James Hennessy created a unique blend for the future King George IV of England. From the encounter of these two visionaries, was born the first Hennessy “Very Superior Old Pale,” know today as Hennessy V.S.O.P.

The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years.