Beauté du Siècle: Hennessy


Hennessy, a division of über-luxe brand LVMH, has created a mere 100 bottles of the exquisite Beauté du Siècle. Meaning “Beauty of the Century,” this cognac is a limited edition blend of the house’s best from Hennessy reserves.

Priced at $200,000, the Baccarat crystal bottle of Beauté du Siècle comes in a treasure chest made of melted aluminum and mirrored glass, crowned with two venetian glass pearls in the same hue as the rich cognac. The chest, which opens with the touch of a hidden button, also holds four Venetian glasses set on a pearl and gold leaf shelf. The first bottle of the collection was presented as a 100th birthday present to Killian Hennessy, the sixth-generation descendent of Richard Hennessy, the founder of the luxurious cognac brand.