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Origin: Extra Ordinary, Extra Old. X.O was created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for the private use of the Hennessy family. X.O was then commercialised and shipped that same year to Ireland and then to Shanghai as of 1872. Hennessy X.O, the original of the category extra Old, was re-launched in 1947 in the now famous and very sensual decanter ‘à pampres’. Hennessy X.O is blended from more than 100 eaux-devie specially selected from the four first growing areas. Rich, full-bodied and complex, Hennessy X.O combines the spicy aromas of oak and leather with the sweeter essences of flowers and ripe fruit. Well-balanced, the initial flourish is dominated by the powerful suggestion of pepper and rancio, which testify to the long years it has spent being aged. Complex and long-lasting.
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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 & C° 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.
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