Hennessy has been by far the best selling cognac brand (7.8 million cases in 2018), responsible for almost 40% of world’s cognac sales.
The Hennessy Cognac House was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, the Irish Jacobite military officer. His son James gave the company its name Jas Hennessy & Co. in 1813. In 1971 the company merged with Moët et Chandon creating Moët Hennessy. The latter merged with Louis Vuitton in 1987. Hennessy Pure White is one of the most sought after cognacs, for a long time available only in Hennessy headquarters in Cognac and in the Caribbean (it is still not exported to the U.S.). It is youthful and fruity expression of Hennessy, very easy to drink and perfectly suitable for serving on the rocks or with mixers.
Nose: unsophisticated yet very pleasant, spring meadow, juicy grapes, pears, nectarines, dash of vanilla and touch of oak.
Palate: fruity and flowery, summer fruits, grapes, jasmine, hints of vanilla and toffee and touch of oak.
Finish: medium long and smooth, extension to the palate.