The unique growing conditions and distillation equipment make for a unique Cognac! Single Batch is usually not a term you would hear in the Cognac world, but they went ahead and blended one anyway.
Some say it’s an expression of unparalleled craftsmanship, and we really can’t blame them.
Their highest-end expression, created in honor to their founding father, Richard Hennessy, is a blend of over a 100 of eaux-de-vie, some of which date back to the early 1800s.
What does the XO mean in Hennessy XO?
XO means Extra Old, aged at least six years - there are actually even plans to change the minimum age requirement for XO Cognac to ten years. Some Cognacs are even called Extra Cognac. Hennessy XO Cognac is made up of about 100 different eaux-de-vie distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fin Bois crus. The wines in the blend are aged up to 30 years in French Limousin oak barrels.
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Hennessy is the largest Cognac producer in the world.
The world's largest single buyer of Hennessy Cognac in 1994 was Kim Jong Il.
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Hennesy is located on the river banks of River Charente in the Cognac region of France.
Richard Hennessy (an Irish aristocrat!) moved to France in the mid 18th century, served 12 years in the French Army to gain his citizenship, and then opened his distillery in 1765.
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.
Maison Hennessy remains one of the most iconic and distinguished Cognac houses to this day.
The brand, which became synonymous with Cognac, has significantly shaped the history of this drink. The Hennessy family has been dominating the Cognac industry for two and a half centuries and they have no plan of stopping.
Today, Hennessy is a part of the LVMH Group and is known for cultivating profitable relationships across markets, like its well-known collaboration with JonOne.
Hennessy only uses Ugni Blanc grapes from the soil surrounding the famous Charente river. These light and fruity grapes go hand in hand with their double copper pot distillation technique, resulting in a unique eaux-de-vie.