Coming from the house of Hennessy, this limited edition cognac has been 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. It is being exhibited exclusively at the Finest Spirits & Cigars store in Departure Lounge 3 of the Amsterdam Airport .
Priced at €150,000 ($190,000) a bottle, the Hennessy Beauté du Siècle has been specially made to order and will be a strictly limited edition. The Beauté du Siècle is a massive piece of art containing a carafe of exceptional Cognac created by Master Blender and Taster Yann Fillioux. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, Beauté du Siècle is the fruit of the work of more than ten artists and craftsmen.
The carafe of Cognac is a blend of some one hundred of the most remarkable eaux-de-vie selected, the oldest of which dates back to 1907, from among the Hennessy reserves. This unique Cognac is presented in a Baccarat crystal decanter, designed in the traditional form of the sample flasks used by the House of Hennessy.
Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous conscientiousness of honour. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and povertyy. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes in the streets, whose mite is not in that mass. —