Hennessy’s latest creation, the Paradis Impérial, was
introduced in right royal style in Hong Kong and Macau,
complete with a specially constructed Hennessy
Palace museum at the Grand Hyatt
Macau and a three-night gala festival. Over 300 regional VIP guests, including personalities such
as Andy On and Cecilia Yip, toured the Hennessy
Palace, with its architecture aimed
at recreating the august nostalgia of Imperial Russia, the primary inspiration
for the Paradis Impérial.
Derived from an ancient eaux-de-vie, the premium
cognac is a reinterpretation of a special order placed by the Russian Empress
Maria Feodorovna in 1818, to celebrate the birthday of her son Tsar
Alexander I on Christmas Eve.Taste-wise, the Paradis Impérial emanates lovely, delicate
notes, woody and floral with jasmine and orange blossom.
To showcase this
exceptional ambrosia, the House of Hennessy called upon designer Stéphanie
Balini to create an exquisite decanter, its faceted surface crowned with a
crystal cabochon and adorned with an 18-carat gold-plated label. Each decanter
is also individually numbered and nestled in a golden-lined casket that does
double duty as a pedestal and protective case.