the art of preservation
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 final video of five, Scottish actor Iain Glen explains how best to preserve Hennessy Paradis Impérial.
Keep your Hennessy Paradis Impérial tightly resealed & stored upright in a dry, dark place to preserve its rare qualities & enjoy over time. Much like wine, cognac is refined over time. Through the revelatory process of barrel ageing, the cognac encounters decades of intricate exchanges between the air, eau-de-vie, and oak to unveil layer after layer of its unique character. Where cognac differs from wine, though, is in its potential for eternity. Once transferred from wood to glass, an eau-de-vie ceases to age, locking in the vibrant aromas of spirits distilled years ago. And so a sealed decanter of Hennessy Paradis Impérial preserve its rare qualities, unchanged, almost indefinitely. Keep the bottle upright in the dark, at room temperature or between 18° and 22° . Once a decanter of Hennessy Paradis Impérial is opened, the blend is so subtle and precise that it’s best to drink it within a year.