The eaux-de-vie that lie in oak barrels and dame-jeannes of the Founder's Cellar are the essence of Hennessy’s greatest cognacs. These rare cognacs would not exist at all, were it not for the unique, invaluable savoir-faire of Hennessy's Master Blender.
For Hennessy Paradis Impérial, the Master Blender exclusively selects within this collection the eaux-de-vie of the most extreme finesse. In an entire harvest, only ten out of ten thousand eaux-de-vie on average are deemed worthy of one day entering this blend.
Along the years, with precise tasting technique and a unique lexicon of sensorial memories inherited from his ancestors, the Master Blender will detect the promise of finesse and patiently guide the eaux-de vie to their very tipping point of elegance : too early they’re not ready, too late, they start to decline.
This is the Master Blender quest. More than a science. His art. And the reason why Hennessy Paradis Impérial, cognac of absolute subtlety and delicacy, represents the apex of this art.
Hennessy Paradis Impérial is the latest creation by Master Blender Yann Fillioux to join Hennessy’s permanent collection. It encapsulates the distinctive art and relentless quest for finesse that has passed on through seven generations of Hennessy Master Blenders from the Fillioux family.
For Hennessy Paradis Impérial, the Master Blender uses his exceptional talent and precision to first select on average only the 10 very finest eaux-de-vie out of 10,000 from any given harvest. Then, he determines the perfect time to assemble them, once they have reached their apogee, their tipping point of elegance.
Only the Master Blender decides precisely when they achieve the pinnacle of their finesse and deserve to be a part of this rare blend.