Country: France | Region: Cognac | Volume: 70cl | ABV: 40%
Hennessy is one of the biggest names in Cognac, being the largest producer of the legendary French spirit. Cognac house founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, an Irish officer serving in the army of King Louis XV of France. It has been exporting to the US since 1794, and is noted for producing the first VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) for the future King George IV. The company also introduced the star rating system in the 1860s, and the first XO Cognac in 1870. It is now part of the LVMH group.
In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends and introduced a new style of cognac. Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of this Hennessy X.O cognac are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time.
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