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Richard Hennessy Cognac gains luxurious Daniel Libeskind decanter bottle

The LVMH Group has unveiled a new bottle design for Richard Hennessy, created by leading architect Daniel Libeskind.

The liquid, which is the rarest Cognac in its Hennessy collection, will be housed in a Baccarat crystal decanter along with ritual accessories (glasses, a fusil, and a tray) designed by the world-renowned architect Libeskind.

Libeskind said: “There is a complexity, process and structure to Cognac, just as there is in architecture. I am inspired by the interplay of history and the future – a particular magic happens when the two come together. And I relish bringing a myriad of ideas from different areas to the design process, because I believe it elevates and brings new meaning to design.”

The blend, which is made from some of the scarcest eaux-de-vie in Hennessy’s reserves, has been carefully selected and preserved in The Founder’s Cellar on the family estate and is said to be “a tribute to its founder and history”.

Richard Hennessy Cognac has been crafted in an extremely limited quantity: 12 ‘tierçons’, a historic barrel handcrafted in French oak by generations of cooper masters at Hennessy’s own ‘tonnellerie’, or barrel-making workshop.

Richard Hennessy will be available from Harrods and Hedonism from mid-March retailing at £5,000 per bottle.

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