For more than a century, the tradition and legacy of Richard Hennessy continues and is highly respected by connoisseurs of cognac around the world. Dating back to 1765, the legendary Maison found its beginnings on the quays of the Charente River in Cognac the heart of Charente region, and still stands today as an eminent symbol of fine artistry that has been passed down over eight generations.
The Maison’s cognac is still one of the world’s finest to this day, as the Hennessy and the Fillioux families of Master Blenders come together coupled with their flair for business and ability to discover innate talent. Today, the bond between the two families remains stronger than ever, etched in the annals of cognac history, with a legacy that will be passed down for generations to come. Little did Richard Hennessy know back then that his two founding principles – selecting only eaux-de-vie with an outstanding aging potential; and to pass on the secrets of his trade through the generations, would ultimately become the basis of an enduring legacy.
This legacy is one that has earned him the honour of being bestowed the style of Architect of Eternity. As a tribute to this extraordinary legacy and inspirational story, a momentous packaging designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind has been specially crafted to present the rarest cognac in Hennessy’s collection.
“The vessel in which a cognac is stored and decanted is equally as important as its smell and taste. For an extremely limited blend that has been made to be a living tribute to the Architect of Eternity, the vessel had to be even more extraordinary.” said Patrick Madendjian, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Singapore & Malaysia
This masterpiece marks the architect’s first collaboration with Maison Hennessy, evoking a perfect partnership that has successfully brought to life the histories and legacy that is Richard Hennessy. The decanter sees a mix of Libeskind’s renowned architectural play on sharp edges, diagonal slices and jagged edges fused together with the Maison’s iconic decanter.
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Richard Hennessy the Architect of Eternity Cognac
To this day, the Richard Hennessy cognac bears living testimony of Maison Hennessy’s history and is synonymous with rare, extraordinary eaux-de-vie. Made from some of the oldest eaux-de-vie in the world, the Richard Hennessy cognac has a strong character and is unapologetically intense, confident and assertive. Its perfect blend is rich yet controlled, and unfathomably complex.
This extremely limited blend of Richard Hennessy cognac is made from some of the scarcest eaux-de-vie in Hennessy’s reserves where only 12 barrels of it are produced a year. It is produced in a historic barrel handcrafted in French oak by generations of cooper masters at Hennessy’s own barrel-making workshop.
The blend represents the quintessence of a Master Blender’s savoir-faire, with a unique complexity and incomparable aromas. On the palate, cognac connoisseurs will be surprised with its powerful, spicy taste and aromatic notes of leather and candied fruits. This blend was made to evoke the adventurous soldier who grew into a visionary entrepreneur.
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