Hennessy is the best-selling cognac in the world. It is blended from the top four crus (or growths) of the six delimited regions in cognac, giving it great complexity and ensuring that it is always drinking at its peak. Hennessy uses unique distillation methods in which each batch of wine is double-distilled to achieve the most flavorful, elegant eau-de-vie (literally, water of life) as possible. Each eau-de-vie is aged to concentrate the best qualities of the wine. Hennessy’s casks come from the world’s best coopers for optimal taste and smoothness. Hennessy has the finest selection of old eaux-de-vie in the world. The house has been run by eight generations of Hennessy’s along with seven generations of master distillers from the Fillioux family. This lineage gives the cognac unequaled consistency of style and quality. Down through the years since 1765, Hennessy has been associated with excellence and mystery. Behind its closely guarded doors, the Hennessy Comité de Dégustation (tasting committee), unparalleled in the world of cognac – creates our most unique and elegant blends, thanks to its priceless heritage: the largest and most diverse reserve of eaux-de-vie in the world. This delicate alchemy and unique knowledge gives birth to some of the most extraordinary cognacs. In 1774, Richard Hennessy set up a small warehouse on the right bank of the River Charente to house his rarest eaux-de-vie. It is now known as the Founder’s Warehouse. Since then, eight generations of the Hennessy family have built up what is now the finest collection of old eaux-de-vie in the world. It is from these that Hennessy has been able to create Paradis Extra. Hennessy Paradis Extra, revered by cognac amateurs all over the world, is one of Hennessy’s best kept secrets. The aromas and flavours of this blend are the ultimate delight for the senses.
A veritable fireworks display of spices and peppery notes, softened by the fragrant scent of flowers. Finesse and elegance are the major characteristics. Perfectly harmonious in the mouth, Paradis Extra reveals itself to be smooth, full-bodied and long-lasting on the palate. Its force and finesse, plus the delicate flavor of rancio, give it a perfect balance.