Ending year 2017 with Hennessy Declassified is indeed one of a unique experience. The experience brings us through by decoding Hennessy’s myths and modern lifestyles through the distinctive journey of five fascinating interactive zones and a futuristic lounge bar.
‘Walk in Cognac’
An omnipresent view of the changing seasons in the Cognac region and an explanation of the distillation process of the eaux-de-vie.
At the ‘Heart of Hennessy’ area, the brand’s famed craftsmanship that has been passed from one generation to the next was explored by going through a comprehensive showcase of the entire cognac-making process. This was aimed to give a better understanding on how eaux-de-vie ages and in French oak barrels until it is transformed into Hennessy cognac.
Great view from the venue that overlook nearly the whole KL at level 55.
The third area, is a exact set up of ‘grand tasting room’ that has never been open to the public. Here, the mysterious ritual of Hennessy’s hereditary tasting committee, who are in charge of tasting, choosing and making decision for an exceptional blend for Hennessy cognac was uncovered. With distinct tasting techniques and sensorial memories inherited from predecessors, the Master Blender and his tasting committee will gather in the grand tasting room to taste and select the eaux-de-vie at 11am every morning.
At the fourth destination of the journey, we were introduce to the full iconic collections and in this section, we get to sample the brand’s most famed variant – Hennessy Paradis Imperial.
The sensorial session is conducted by Brand Ambassador of Hennessy, Mr Chong Wai Keng. Hennessy Paradis Imperial is the result of precise selection, where on average only 10 out of 10,000 eaux de vie are carefully selected to be blended to become one of Hennessy’s rarest and most celebrated variants.
Its a taste that some find it very strong as they prefer milder notes. I like it.
The final area allowed where we experience Hennessy’s art of mixing, featured internationally acclaimed mixologists, Gento Torigata from Singapore and Rita Bonita from Hong Kong.
The entire week of Hennessy Declassified also featured signature cocktails from Hennessy and Hyde 53. If you do visit their cocktail bar, they do have this two signature in their outlet with special curation and designed are both Hennessy Japonism and Hennessy Luo Han Kuo, to highlight Hennessy V.S.O.P’s sweet complexity and nuanced flavours.
whereas the Hennessy VS Highball is one of the purest and most refreshing way to enjoy Hennessy Very Special.
We enjoy much on the canapes too as from the provider of Rui & Lynn. Their signature sushi nasi lemak and hainan chicken rice.
Have not seen her for ages after the trip and it is great to see her again over this event. Over the years she have successfully created her own fashion label. Do check her out. @Kittieyiyi instagram or her collection here: kittieyiyi.com
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