Enter the Dragon – to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, Maison Hennessy collaborates with visionary Chinese artist Yang Yongliang to create a three-piece Chinese New Year collection. 

For some Chinese families, Lunar New Year isn’t quite complete without a bottle of Hennessy on the family reunion dining table. Well, this year one can level up your Chinese New Year feast with a limited-edition Year of the Dragon Hennessy.

To usher in the Year of the Dragon – certainly one of the most important creatures in the Chinese zodiac – Maison Hennessy has partnered visionary Chinese artist Yang Yongliang to create an exclusive limited edition Year of the Dragon collection inspired by the artist’s digital art piece, Dragon’s Odyssey.

Yang Yongliang

The innovative New York- and Shanghai-based Chinese artist is best known for combining traditional Chinese landscape art with contemporary digital technology. Dragon’s Odyssey, in particular, is a vivid visual masterpiece depicting metallic dragons dancing amidst liquid gold. Such auspicious symbolism, guaranteed to tug at the Chinese psyche!

The Year of the Dragon limited edition collection – comprising the Hennessy V.S.O.P, Hennessy X.O, and the Hennessy Paradis – borrows from that illustration, taking and emblazoning dragon motifs on bottle labels as well as their exclusive packaging.

The V.S.O.P for example, features dragon silhouettes against a striking metallic red bottle, while its packaging has golden dragons peeking within. The X.O on the other hand comes in gold lustre, while its packaging flows with a scene of Dragon’s Odyssey. And the much prized Hennessy Paradis is presented in a white Limoges porcelain decanter crafted by Bernadaud that’s flourished with luminous gold dragons meticulously painted by hand.

“My inspiration for this collection comes from my special fondness for dragons. When I was a young boy, my grandmother had given me an antique coin with a dragon on it,” shared Yang Yongliang. “I wanted to share that memory in this Hennessy collaboration.”

If you’re looking to get any (or all) of this limited edition Year of the Dragon Hennessy bottles, they are available from iShopChangi and Singapore Changi Airport, official Hennessy retailers, the Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 pop-up (till 16 February 2024), and the ION Orchard pop-up (till 28 January 2024).

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