Maison Hennessy was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, who at the age 20 joined the Irish Brigade and fought for King Louis XV of France.
After serving in the army for 12 years he settled in the Charente region where he became involved in the eaux-de-vie trade. In 1971 Maison Hennessy merged with Moët et Chandon and since 1989 has been part of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). Richard Hennessy Cognac is arguably the most luxurious and prestigious cognac ever bottled. It is a blend of over 100 extraordinary eaux-de-vie aged from 40 to 200 years including the rarest vintages such as 1800, 1830 and 1860. This multi-century nectar was created in honor of the company founder in 1996 and is bottled in hand-blown Baccarat crystal decanter.
Producer’s tasting note:
Balanced and complex, the rich bouquet slowly releases a succession of aromas that have built up over the years: vanilla, spices, pepper and delicately fragrant flowers.
In the mouth, the infinitely refined texture reveals an extraordinary palette of flavors that blends spices, the subtle essence of ripe fruit and the finesse of oak.