HENNESSY X.O

HENNESSY X.O

HENNESSY X.O

In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends and introduced a new style of cognac.  Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. 
Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of this Hennessy X.O cognac are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time.
Our Tasting Committee has explored every facet of the blend and identified several emotions that were assimilated to an Odyssey through 7 chapters: 

  • Sweet Notes: The palate is warmly embraced by flavors of candied fruit.
  • Rising Heat: The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of eaux-de-vie patiently aged in oak barrels.
  • Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavor intertwined with a hint of chocolate. 
  • Flowing Flame: A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt. 
  • Chocolate Lull: There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavor of a rich, dark chocolate.
  • Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.
  • Infinite Echo: The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.

TASTING

SWEET NOTES

 The palate is warmly embraced by flavors of candied fruit.

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HENNESSY X.O

RISING HEAT

The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of eaux-de-vie patiently aged in oak barrels.

HENNESSY X.O
HENNESSY X.O

SPICY EDGE

Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavor intertwined with a hint of chocolate.

HENNESSY X.O
HENNESSY X.O

FLOWING FLAMES

A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt.

HENNESSY X.O
HENNESSY X.O

CHOCOLATE LULL

There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavor of a rich, dark chocolate.

HENNESSY X.O
HENNESSY X.O

WOOD CRUNCHES

A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.

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HENNESSY X.O

INFINITE ECHO

The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.

HENNESSY X.O

FEATURE STORY

THE SEVEN WORLDS

Welcome to Ridley Scott's take on this multi-sensorial Odyssey, The Seven Worlds.

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Design

DID YOU KNOW

THE ORIGINAL X.O COGNAC

Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, Hennessy X.O was one of the first Cognacs classified as X.O, or “extra old”, because of its extended aging process.

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EARLY SHIPMENTS

In the year of its creation, Hennessy X.O was already being delivered to Irish cognac lovers.
In 1872, it became known to key Chinese customers in Shanghai, who ordered sixty bottles from the House. The character of Hennessy X.O was particularly appreciated in China where, over the years, orders continued to grow.

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AN ICONIC DESIGN

In 1947, Gérald de Geoffre designed the first Hennessy X.O decanter whose distinctive form is still familiar to us today, at the request of Maurice Hennessy.
 The young Marquis wished to give it an aura worthy of the cognac it contained: it combines gentle curves and a powerful silhouette, a tribute to the pyramid-like forms of the grape bunches that gave birth to the eaux-de-vie. 
 

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HENNESSY X.O AND ICE

Ice makes the greatness of Hennessy X.O a never-ending discovery

When ice greets Hennessy X.O, it sets in motion a sensory odyssey. Fingers feel the warm glass cool, ears hear a gentle clinking, eyes witness the amber-coloured cognac lighten, palates discover an ever-evolving tastescape. Discover new experiences, new sensations and new occasions through three main drinks: On 3 rocks, On a rock, Over Ice.

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