In 1765, Irish aristocrat Richard Hennessy, who had been serving in the French forces, founded an eaux-de-vie trading business in Cognac. Under his son, James, the company expanded rapidly and the name Hennessy has been interlinked with the history of cognac ever since.
Today, Hennessy is the uncontested leader in cognac, selling 50 million bottles a year around the world. Its V.S, V.S.O.P, Privilège, X.O, Paradis and Richard Hennessy are the pillars in a range of products that are both benchmarks of excellence in the world of cognacs and icons of refinement and luxury.
This success is far from simply fortuitous, reflecting an unyielding focus on quality. What's more, the talents of seven generations of cellar-masters from the Fillioux family have enabled Hennessy to constitute the most remarkable reserves of rare eaux-de-vie in the world.
The excellence of the product inspires an astonishing variety of ways to enjoy it, in a traditional snifter, on ice, in long drinks or in cocktails. Made from grapes, cognac goes perfectly with fruit, spices and other liquors, providing an ideal base for innovative and delicious cocktail creations.