the art of selection
In a series of videos, Hennessy details the creation of Hennessy Paradis Impérial, the latest creation by Master Blender Yann Fillioux to join Hennessy’s permanent collection. An unprecedented alliance of age and finesse brought into existence by the Master Blender’s exceptional precision, the Paradis Impérial encapsulates the distinctive art and relentless quest for the finest eaux-de-vie throughout seven generations of Master Blenders from the Fillioux family. In the first of five videos, Scottish actor Iain Glen details exactly how Hennessy Paradis Impérial is made.
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.