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 cellarmasters 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.
In addition to the fabulous commercial success of a brand renowned on every continent, Hennessy cognac plays a unique role as ambassador of French art de vivre the world over.
Hennessy is part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy LVMH Group. Group’s brand portfolio: 10 Cane Rum, Acqua Di Parma, Belvedere, Benefit Cosmetics, Berluti, Bodega Chandon Argentina, Bvlgari, Cape Mentelle, Celine, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau D’Yquem, Chaumet, Cheval Blanc, Cheval Des Andes, Cloudy Bay, De Beers, DFS, Dior Montres, Dom Perignon, Domaine Chandon Australia, Domaine Chandon California, Donna Karan, Edun, Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci Parfums, Fendi, Fendi Perfumes, Fred, Fresh, Givenchy, Groupe Les Echos, Guerlain, Hennessy, Hublot, Jardin D’Acclimatation, Kenzo, Kenzo Parfums, Krug, La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marche, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Make Up For Ever, Marc Jacobs, Mercier, Miami Cruiseline Services, Moet & Chandon, Nowness, Nude, Numanthia, Parfums Christian Dior, Parfums Givenchy, Perfumes Loewe, Royal Van Lent, Ruinart, Sephora, Stefanobi, Tag Heuer, Terrazas De Los Andes, The Glenmorangie Company, Thomas Pink, Veuve Clicquot and Zenith.