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Richard Hennessy is made up of more than 100 of the most exceptional eaux-de-vie, aged up to 200 years. Each one has been selected for its unique qualities. The finesse of the finished cognac is a testament to years spent slowly maturing in oak barrels. 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 flavours that blends spices, the subtle essence of ripe fruit and the finesse of oak.
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A NOBLE HISTORY
Irish nobleman Richard Hennessy established an eaux-de-vie trading business in Cognac, France, in 1765. The land on which the business was created was given to Hennessy as compensation for service as a mercenary for King Louis XV. In 1794, the company began its deliveries of Hennessy Cognac to the newly independent United States. Hennessy later introduced Jean Fillioux as its first Master Blender in 1800. In 1813 the trademark "Jas Hennessy & Co." was adopted. Hennessy grew more popular among the aristocracy, and in 1817 George IV ordered a Hennessy V.S.O.P. (an excellent pale cognac eaux-de-vie). By 1840, after the creation of the Hennessy agency in London, export sales made up 90% of profits. The first labels with the name of Jas Hennessy & Co and the 'Bras Armé' were presented in 1856. And in 1864, a bottling plant was opened and the Hennessy trademarks were registered. A system for classifying cognacs was created by Maurice Hennessy in 1865.Not until 1868 did Hennessy expand internationally, delivering that year to Japan Hennessy cognac.The X.O. appellation (which has since become a worldwide reference for cognacs), was created by Maurice Hennessy. Hennessy delivered X.O. to Shanghai, China in 1872. According to its own corporate history, by the end of the 19th century, Jas Hennessy & Co. became the world market leader of eaux-de-vie in 1890.
The top end in the permanent Hennessy range, this is named after former mercenary Richard Hennessy, an Irish aristo who founded his Cognac house in 1765 on land granted by a grateful Louis XV of France.
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