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Hennessy Beauté du Siècle

15 January 2012 No Comment

Cognac house Hennessy and Schiphol Airport Retail unveiled the limited edition Beauté du Siècle at the retailer’s Finest Spirits & Cigars store at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The edition was created to mark the centenary of the birth of Kilian Hennessy, the sixth generation of the family after the founder of the Cognac house, Richard Hennessy.


Valued at €150,000 ex-VAT, the item is described as “a very precious Cognac in a precious chest”. A few year ago this disply was made to order and only very few will be made available for now.

This impressive display was designed by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Ten different artists collaborated on the chest which is made from melted aluminum and mirrored glass. It has a bronze key and at the press of a button the bottle rises up on a tray. The bottle is Baccarat crystal and set in a metal lattice designed by Guerlain.

It contains the Beauté du Siècle Hennessy Cognac, a limited edition blend that was blended by cellar master Yann Fillioux from Hennessy reserves, which are up to 100 years old with the youngest being 47 years.

One chest has already been presented to Killian Hennessy as a birthday present back in 2007, and another was donated to Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS charity and auctioned for $200,000 earlier this year.

Sources: Moodiereport

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