The Hennessy Paradis Impérial: A Gift Fit for a Tsar

The Hennessy Paradis Impérial: Made for Kings

A blend of rare 19th and 20th century cognacs, the Hennessy Paradis Impérial is  inspired by a cognac Richard Hennessy created in 1818 for Tsar Alexander I as a present from his mother.

Originally blended by the Filioux family, seventh-generation Master Blender Yann Filioux, has hence reinterpreted this unique blend.  Consequently, Yann Filioux has created an exceptional offering through blending superior selections of eaux-de-vie that were produced for aging.

Yann Fillioux, Hennessy’s Master Blender

Only 1 in 1000 eaux-de-vie tasted by the Master Blender will become part of this unique blend. Only the eaux-de-vie that have reached the  “point of elegance” at the moment when power meets finesse, will be selected to create the Paradis Impérial blend.

The Senses

An Amber Coloured Taste of Heaven

The result is a shimmering, amber-coloured cognac with a hint of sophisticated refinement. On the nose, one can experience aromas of jasmine and orange blossoms, spiced with smoky accents. In addition to its amazing aroma, enjoy the taste of rye and nuts with a smooth and mellow texture. This offering is also notably drier with a thinner coating. Combined, the Paradis Impérial give off a sense of structure and power in the back.

The Design

The case that houses the Paradis Imperial
The case that houses the Paradis Imperial

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. However, each decanter is adorned with a luxurious crystal cabochon that tops the 18-carat gold and silver collar accentuating its elegance. Finally,  encased in a luxury gift box and individually numbered,  the Paradis Impérial makes to bethe perfect gift for Cognac aficionados.


Aaron Tan

Lifestyle Editor and Creative Director

A media professional with extensive experience in all forms of print and online media. Trained professionally in the film and television industry, Aaron Tan has also experience in features writing for magazines. A seasoned individual in creating viral content, Aaron is now a Creative Director and Partner with Com3 Singapore and Lifestyle Editor of Covered Asia

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