Maison Hennessy has been creating one of the finest cognacs since 1765. With the James Hennessy blend, the Tasting Committee today pays tribute to one of its historic figureheads: a pioneering entrepreneur and accomplished traveler, who always had an innate understanding of the need to explore new horizons.
This is an remarkable cognac that displays beautiful shades of amber with highlights of bronze, and offers layers of smooth, toasty aromas. Silky, yet well structured, this drink expands across the palate with notes reminiscent of blood peach and roasted almonds, while giving way to an outstanding finish. To be enjoyed neat or on ice.
Beautiful shades of amber punctuated by soft highlights of pink and bronze.
Suggestions of mild tobacco and light wisps of smoke combine subtly with toasty notes. Hints of roasted almonds intermingle and merge in complete harmony with Madagascar vanilla to produce soft and delicately perfumed notes.
A palate of elegance and restraint, enhanced by fresher flavors reminiscent of apricot, then pistachio and blood peach. This fine cognac, silky yet well structured, evokes both the suppleness of a finely woven fabric and the airy lightness of a génoise sponge.
DID YOU KNOW
James Hennessy provided the initial impetus for the Maison’s expansion around the world by searching for new opportunities at the start of the 18th century. He led numerous expeditions to faraway destinations such as the United States (1794), Russia (1819) and India (1819) to establish thriving markets there.
Year after year, James Hennessy developed the family business, which was started by his father, the Maison’s founder. He set out to establish an outstanding reputation for the company and his signature has been featured on the labels of Hennessy cognac ever since.
James Hennessy always believed that “truth is to be found in adventure”. As a consequence, neither the high seas nor economic downturns nor political issues prevented him from delivering the Maison’s cognac to new places where he could open additional markets.