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With Hennessy PARADIS IN PARADISE

A once in a lifetime dinner at the top of the world to extol the rare virtues of the Hennessy Paradis cognac.

Paradis in paradise

Changbai, which translates to “ever-white mountain” in English, is a majestic mountain range located in north-eastern China. It was here that Hennessy hosted an exceptional event last December in honour of its fine Paradis cognac. Guests feasted on traditional meals all weekend, from dumplings and hotpot to a Manchu-style formal dinner the second evening. This the region is home to the Manchu people, the founders of the Qing Dynasty. Breathtaking views of snow-topped peaks and misty horizons contrasted with the brilliant blue of the sky. The evening was enjoyed without anything superfluous, including artistic performances, that might distract from the beauty of the natural surroundings this magical, winter wonderland had to offer. The picturesque mountain was indeed a rare setting for this rarest of cognacs.

Hennessy Paradis on top of Changbai mountain

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Paradis in paradise
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Hennessy Paradis

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Paradis in paradise
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Hennessy Paradis

High in the welcoming mountains of Changbai lays the multi-starred, world-class resort where staunch devotees of Hennessy Paradis came together to share a moment of cognac tasting to appreciate this extraordinary blend of rare and old eaux-de-vie. The settings were exceptional. It was here that guests were able to experience a three-day Hennessy Paradis tasting overlooking a frozen lake, while marvelling at the winter scenery around them. Temperatures dipped below -20°C. The taste of Hennessy Paradis actually evolved with the freezing temperatures outside, releasing even sweeter honey notes and nutty flavours. At the farewell lunch, a delicious Korean-style barbecue was served featuring local Changbai-sourced ingredients as a salute to the mountain range’s shared border with North Korea. What a marvellous and once-in-a-lifetime way to enjoy the harmonious finesse found in every sculpted cognac decanter of Hennessy Paradis. Truly at the summit of good taste.

Hennessy Paradis on top of Changbai mountain

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Paradis in paradise
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Hennessy Paradis tasting

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Paradis in paradise
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Hennessy Paradis tasting

Paradis

Created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979, the cognac Hennessy Paradis is known for its voluptuous and harmonious aroma.
It consists of eaux-de-vie, which are a reflection of the personality of such a delightful cognac: supple, light and round.
They are blended into an excellent cognac defined by its graceful, silky character, highlighting its finely nuanced and harmoniously balanced aromatic qualities.
Its superb display of coppery gold colours is an indication of the many years it has spent ageing in old casks.