The Hennessy Paradis is indeed the most sensual facet of the classic Hennessy house. Dating back to the 19th century, the Cognac Hennessy Paradis is a Hors d’Age Cognac. This Cognac comes directly from Paradise, at least that’s what one could think reading the name. In fact, the paradis refers to the maison’s oldest and most precious cellar, where the cask of the finest eaux-de-vie are stored. In 1979 Maurice Fillioux, Cognac Master, curated the Hennessy Paradis. It is with this very collection, that the sixth generation craftsman created what can only be described as his very own symphony of notes.
Within this blend, tributes are evidently made to the treasure trove of spirits that his ancestors had previously assembled. An extremely fine blend, Fillioux combined his ear for music and 30 years of artisan craft by fusing over 100 different eaux-de-vie to create a delicate melody of notes that will play upon the taster’s senses. Some of them even go as far back as 1880. By assembling a structure of notes from his grandfather’s’ rarest collection, Fillioux has created this carefully refined Cognac.
Hennessy Paradis Cognac Tasting Notes
Nose: The nose is rich and deep with notes of spice and fresh flowers and blossom. There are notes of mace and cinnamon, pepper, dried peels and acacia honey. A hint of rancio.
Palate: The palate is very full and complex. There are notes of fresh flowers and spice, dried fruits and candied peels.
Finish: The finish is long and warming and very rounded.
The dynastic Hennessy family has been dominating the Cognac industry for two and a half centuries. In 1765, Richard Hennessy, an Irish officer serving in Louis XV’s army, set out to create the world’s finest cognac. The refined and highly popularized elixir became a thriving export business, shipping as far as Ireland, Britain, and all throughout Europe.