The Richard Hennessy cognac is the embodiment of 250 years of the history, knowledge and expertise of the Maison Hennessy, with a unique blend of exceptional and rare eaux-de-vie.
UNEXPECTED TASTING EXPERIENCE
An unparalleled range of aromas gives Richard Hennessy its unique complexity. It is structured to achieve a perfect balance, and only once it is tasted does it reveal its true meaning. Powerful and unexpected, Richard Hennessy reaches heights that approach cognac perfection.
DID YOU KNOW
THE STORY OF A FOUNDER
At age 19, Richard Hennessy left his homeland, Ireland. In France he enlisted in the army, avid for freedom. It was his first journey and the beginning of a quest. With the help of his uncle, an eaux-de-vie merchant settled in Flanders, Richard Hennessy humbly learnt the business. 1765: In the town of Cognac, ambitious and determined, he was now ready to found a Maison trading in eaux-de-vie. Overcoming difficulties, he wanted to make his undertakings last, faithful to the Hennessy family motto: Vi Vivo Et Armis, I live by force and arms. A cognac carries his name and his philosophy.
A BRIDGE BETWEEN EIGHT GENERATIONS
Richard Hennessy Cognac is a reading of history. This blend tells of conquests, journeys, commitment and passion, and could not have been transmitted without the values passed down through the heart of the Hennessy family for eight generations.
Richard Hennessy had an intuition for the exceptional, relying on time, using new ideas without fear of standing up to one challenge after another.
The Richard Hennessy Cognac is in response bold, perfectly structured, composed of extraordinary, patiently aged eaux-de-vie. The incarnation of more than 250 years of savoir-faire.
A UNIQUE TREASURE
Each carafe is unique, numbered and facetted. The bottle’s striking form is made of pure, hand - blown crystal by Baccarat’s most skilled glassblowers. Each piece is hand worked by a “Master Craftsman” engraver. Made of the ﬁnest ash, the strongbox requires thirty hours of labor and is covered with 14 layers of lacquer.