Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, X.O was first produced at a turning point in history and introduced a new style of cognac: bold, rich and complex. The 100 eaux-de-vie assembled to create X.O were aged for a long time – from 10 to 30 years – to give unparalleled robustness. Maurice Hennessy gave the name X.O to this extraordinary “Extra Old” cognac. Its intense and deep amber color is a sign of its strength. Its flavors of candied fruit and its subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of its power and roundness. On the palate, a smooth, full sensation gives a simultaneously powerful and soft collection of tones with a hint of cocoa and a warm fruity presence.
Hennessy Very Special
The unique style of Hennessy Very Special is a reference in the art of blending. It is a union of warm-hearted and full-bodied flavors, enduring through the ages and pleasing connoisseurs who are searching for a very special experience. Hennessy Very Special can be savored neat, on ice or with a mixer to reveal the liveliness of its character.
Hennessy Very Superior Old Pale
Inspired by a cognac created in 1817 in response to a request from the future king of England George IV, for a “Very Superior Old Pale” cognac, Hennessy V.S.O.P has built its reputation over nearly two centuries. Crafted to suit all tasting occasions, it can be enjoyed on the rocks, as a long drink or in a more creative mix.
Hennessy James Hennessy
With this creation, Maison Hennessy set out to pay tribute to one of the family’s historic figureheads, James Hennessy, who conquered new territories and endeavoured to spread the success of Hennessy far beyond the quays of Cognac. In the new blend that carries his name, the Maison’s Master Blender has conceived an elegant and contemporary new cognac, which slowly releases its notes.
Structured and elegant, drawing inspiration from Art Deco, Hennessy Privé pays tribute to its creator James Hennessy who in 1920 entrusted the secrets of the blend to cellar Master Alfred Fillioux. A man of some power and taste, James Hennessy enjoyed significant influence within French society and politics in the early 20th century. He put together a cognac “très privé” in honour of his friends, and taking inspiration from the Art Deco movement of the time. Almost a century later, Hennessy went back to this tradition.
If a gourmet blend exists, revealing the layer upon layer of aromas that great cognacs can achieve, its name is Paradis. It opens the gates to a refined, unique and elegant dimension. Paradis is the fruit of successive blends that combine more than 100 exceptional eaux-de-vie aged between 25 and 130 years.