The release of this prestigious and incomparable marque celebrates a 200 year old story steeped in elegance and tradition. Hennessy, the world's number one selling Cognac, announces today the U.S. launch of its newest Cognac, Paradis Imperial. Paradis Imperial boasts a subtle refinement with hints of jasmine, orange blossom and other flowery notes spiced with smoky accents. Only achievable in the rarest of Cognacs, the finish is delicate yet enduring.
The aromas and flavors of Paradis Imperial are where the true elegance of the Cognac is revealed. Paradis Imperial is a blend of the finest eaux-de-vie, singled out immediately after their distillation. These exceptional eaux-de-vie, that represent less than 1% of the eaux-de-vie of a given vintage at the original selection, are between 30 to 130 years-old and are matured with individual care and attention in old casks before being used or poured into "Dames-Jeannes." After this maturation process, only one out of 1000 eaux-de-vie of a given vintage will become part of the Paradis Imperial blend.
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Hennessy enlisted Stephanie Balini, an award-winning French Baccarat designer, to design the Paradis Imperial bottle. The silhouette of the stunning crystalline glass decanter is the iconic Hennessy shape, with a luxurious crystal cabochon that tops the 18-carat gold and silver collar. Each bottle of Hennessy Paradis Imperial is encased in a luxury gift box and individually numbered, making it the perfect gift for Cognac aficionados.
The pedigree of Hennessy Paradis Imperial stretches back almost two centuries. In 1818, the Dowager Empress of Russia requested a special blend of very old, gold-colored eaux-de-vie of the finest quality. In response, Hennessy's Master Blenders delivered their finest creation, a rare blend of Cognac of rare finesse. Two hundred years later, Hennessy is paying tribute to this first delivery with the release of Paradis Imperial.
Hennessy Paradis Imperial can be enjoyed neat. The bottle is available nationwide with an average price of $2,700.