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. The Hennessy brand sells close to 8 million cases per annum, what translates to roughly 40% of the world’s cognac sales. In 1865 Maurice Hennessy created a star classification system to distinguish quality in cognac. Over time Hennessy’s 3 Star became Hennessy V.S. and today is the company flagship and the most popular cognac in the world. Here we have limited EOY (End of the Year) edition from 2019.
Nose: slightly spirity, mixed nuts, vanilla, oak, hints of raisins and subtle spiciness.
Palate: grapes, raisins, vanilla, caramel, roasted almonds, dash of black pepper and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of grapes, mixed almonds and nuts, oak and dash of pepper.