Richard Hennessy founded the Maison in 1765. A maison that has always kept on innovating and creating to give birth to the world's finest cognacs.
The Hennessy cognac distillery was founded by Richard Hennessy, an Irish officer serving in the army of Louis XV.
Hennessy cognac starts to become more and more popular in the United States, a country that had gained its independence just 18 years before.
England - 1765
USA - 1794
The Prince of Wales, later King George IV of Great Britain, was a great connoisseur of cognac. He asked Hennessy to create a "very superior old pale cognac."
Since then the initials V.S.O.P - Very Superior Old Pale - have been used as a benchmark for the entire industry.
Empress Maria Federovna asked Maison Hennessy to produce the most exceptional cognac as a birthday present for her son Czar Alexander I.
After that, the imperial family regularly ordered Hennessy cognac.
The iconic fist clutching a hatchet refers to founder Richard Hennessy's 12-year army career with the French, earning him French citizenship.
Hennessy first shipped its cognacs to the China in 1859 and was then one of the prestigious ambassador of French culture in the Orient.
Maurice Hennessy, great-grandson of founder Richard Hennessy, decided to create a cognac classification. He used varying numbers of stars to designate different quality, giving rise to Hennessy's Three Star Cognac, today known as V.S (Very Special). Soon this classification was adopted by the entire industry.
Maurice Hennessy created the X.O (Extra Old) classification of Cognac. Originally for family and friends, it is today a worldwide reference for cognacs.
Russia - 1818
India - 1819
Australia - 1855
China - 1859
Malaysia - 1867
South Africa - 1892
Gerald de Geoffre de Chabrignac, Richard Hennessy's nephew, created the now distinctive X.O flacon design.
True to the brand's adventurous personality, bottles of Hennessy 3-Star cognacs accompany the Paul-Emile Victor expedition to the Arctic.
Master Blender Maurice Fillioux created Hennessy Paradis - a completely unique cognac that blends more than a hundred exceptional eaux-de-vie.
Master Blender Yann Fillioux created Richard Hennessy, a cognac that approaches perfection.
Made especially for true connoisseurs, this masterpiece cognac embodies 250 years of savoir-faire and history and is bottled in numbered, hand-blown crystal carafes.
Czech Republic - 1925
Inspired by the cognac Hennessy created for Czar Alexander I in 1818, Master Blender Yann Fillioux created Paradis Imperial. This cognac features a large proportion of eaux de vie fmor the Maison's 19th century reserve, creating a cognac of exceptional elegance, finesse and stature.