A most exceptional limited edition
This exceptionally rare, limited edition blend is the first in the Edition Particulière collection to be assembled by 8th-generation Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.
The Maison Hennessy presents Edition Particulière n°5. Available in only 60 pieces worldwide, this is the collection’s first blend by the 8th-generation Master Blender, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.
A rare expression of Hennessy expertise, Edition Particulière lets the Master Blender tell his story through a selection of the Maison’s most precious eaux-de-vie, sourced from the priceless library of demijohns in the Founder’s Cellar.
“My elders’ legacy made it possible to craft this new blend,” says Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. “It represents a stroke of good fortune, as well as a great responsibility.”
Such a rare cognac calls for a special carafe, in Baccarat blown crystal hand-sealed with “barbichage" by Guerlain. The carafe comes in a handcrafted leather gift box.
Two colors of medallion allow customers to further personalize the carafe with initials and the decanter number, for example.
Handsome barbichage by the Ateliers Guerlain — the decorative binding and fanning of silk thread around the collar — comes in emblematic hues: Jardin d’Hiver green, Chai du Fondateur gray, Charente blue, gold (for Ugni Blanc grapes) and red for the Maison’s founder, Richard Hennessy.
Confident and assertive, this exceptional blend is made from some of the scarcest eaux-de-vie in Hennessy's reserves, carefully selected and preserved in The Founder's Cellar on the family estate.
For this reason, Richard Hennessy cognac has been crafted in an extremely limited quantity: 12 tierçons, a historic barrel handcrafted in French oak by generations of cooper Masters at Hennessy's own tonnellerie, or barrel-making workshop.
In a meeting of visionary minds, Richard Hennessy's monumental legacy finds a contemporary incarnation in a bold, architectural, and graceful decanter in Baccarat crystal, as well as ritual accessories (glasses, a fusil, and a tray) designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.
A masterpiece for a masterpiece, this aesthetically striking decanter is an art object in its own right that brilliantly expresses the character of Richard Hennessy and the cognac he inspired: it is visionary, complex, and unapologetically intense.
For Richard Hennessy, Daniel Libeskind immersed himself in the richness of history and dedication to craft, to design a bottle that is as visionary as the man who inspired it. To capture the founder's spirit, he started with a classic cognac bottle shape, imbuing the geometric, crystalline forms of Baccarat crystal with soft, organic curves that bring new energy and complexity to the cognac it contains.
The result is at once intuitive and unexpected: a monumental tribute to a pioneer.
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