Hennessy marks its 250th anniversary with a novel decanter
April 25, 2016: French cognac house, Hennessy, marks its 250th anniversary with an exquisite bottle, designed by renowned artist, Arik Levy.
Having collaborated with Hennessy for years, Mr Levy creates a crystalline carafe that flaunts eight hand-blown Baccarat crystal rings that hint at Hennessy’s eight generations of eaux-de-vie. Truly incorporating raw materials that make premium cognac, Levy places the sparkly decanter in a hand-made, copper-inlayed oak case – with 25 layers of wood, each representing a decade of the label’s past – that creates an impression of constant movement and change.
The batch of only 250 bottles carries the limited-edition Hennessy 8 blend and retails at $40,000.