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Hennessy was founded in 1765 by the Irish aristocrat, Richard Hennessy. Hennessy had served with the French forces and the company began as an eaux-de-vie trader based in Cognac. He based his company on the land he had been granted by King Louis XV as compensation for his mercenary work. The brand grew under the ownership of Richard’s son, James. The original master blender was Jean Fillioux, who joined the company in 1800. The brand became a popular choice among the landed gentry; George IV ordered a bottle of Hennessy VSOP in 1817. The age-statement designations were created by Maurice Hennessy in 1865 and three years later bottles were exported to Japan for the first time. Hennessy continued to enjoy success through the 20th century and in 1967, twelve million bottles were sold. In 1971, Hennessy merged with Moët et Chandon, creating the Moët-Hennessy group. A second merger in 1987 with Louis Vuitton bore today’s luxury super-brand – Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy. Hennessy cognac is now a symbol of luxury and is often cited in modern culture, particularly in hip hop.

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Rue de La Richonne, Cognac

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Hennessy VS
(70cl, 40%)
A blend of around forty different eaux-de-vie. The Cognac grading system was actually created by Maurice Hennessy in 1865. This VS (very special) cognac is the quintessential Cognac.  More info
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Hennessy XO
(70cl, 40%)
The term XO was coined for this very Cognac by Maurice Hennessy in the 19th Century. This blend includes over 100 eaux-de-vie.  More info
User Rating:  (9 Reviews)
Exceptional Cognac at a simply astonishing price. One of Master of Malt's staff favourites.  More info
User Rating:  (8 Reviews)
Hennessy VS 1.5l
(150cl, 40%)
A magnum bottle of the world's most famed VS Cognac. Hennessy VS is aged for between 2 and 5 years.  More info
Released in 2011, this stunning Cognac from Hennessy is a blend of incredibly rare spirit distilled in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was inspired by a special brandy created by Hennessy in 1818 for...  More info
User Rating:  (5 Reviews)
Richard Hennessy
(70cl, 40%)
The world's most luxurious, prestigious Cognac. Richard Hennessy is an incredible blend of over a 100 finest quality eaux-de-vie, a number of which date back as far as the early 1800s. Richard...  More info
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The label of this Hennessy Bras Armé Cognac from the 1960s has been through the wars and seen better days, but the protective force-field that surrounds the Cognac (also known as glass) has kept every...  More info
We think that this handsome bottle of Hennessy VSOP Reserve was produced in the 1960s - over 40 years old, this is! Rare stuff indeed.

Please note that the label does not state the volume or ABV...  More info
Hennessy XO - 1970s
(68cl, 40%)
This is a very rare bottle of Hennessy XO Cognac from the 1970s. It even comes alongside its original presentation box, which features a portrait of Richard Hennessy, founder of the Hennessy...  More info
Hennessy Paradis
(70cl, 40%)
Paradis was conceived in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux, a master blender at Hennessy. He blended a selection of eaux-de-vie that his grandfather had laid down.  More info
This handsome antique is a bottle of Hennessy Bras Armé Cognac, which we believe to have been produced back in the 1960s. The name of this expression comes from the Hennessy logo - the 'Armed Arm'...  More info
The Hennessy 250 Collector Blend was released as part of their 250th anniversary celebration in 2015. This very special expression was crafted using eaux de vie aged between 15 and 35 years old...  More info
A very rare, collectible bottle of Hennessy Napoléon Cognac, produced in the 1980s. Coming from one of the most popular Cognac brands in the world, it's a wonder this wasn't opened and enjoyed by now!  More info
A handsome gift pack from Hennessy, featuring their decadent XO Cognac, a hip flask shaped like the distinctive XO bottle and a funnel so you don't end up with Cognac on the floor when you try to fill...  More info
An antique bottle of Hennessy VSOP Reserve, which we believe to have been produced in the 1960s. A rare piece for collectors. Sellotape is wrapped around the bottle top.  More info
Hennessy VSOP - 1970s
(68cl, 40%)
Hennessey VSOP from the Seventies! That's right, this is an antique bottle from one of the most popular Cognac Houses in the world, which is also favoured by the rap music community.  More info
An early 1980s bottling of Hennessey VS Cognac. Around 40 eaux-de-vie make the spectacular brandy, so we would agree that it really is very special.  More info
Hennessey VS - 1970s
(70cl, 43%)
A 1970s bottling of Hennessy VS. This stuff is spiced and sweet with notes of berry fruits and vanilla.  More info
A fine cognac from Hennessy that offers much in the way of sweet complexity. The perfect way to end a meal.  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
Maurice Hennessy actually created the term "XO" for this cognac, and it's a wonderful brandy created with over 100 different eaux-de-vie. This gift set comes with two tumblers.  More info
Bottled in the 1970s, we present an antique bottle Hennessy VS (or Very Special, as the label so proudly proclaims). A very simplistic label and bottle from over 30 years ago.

Please note that the...  More info
Fancy yourself a bit of Cognac collector, do you? Well then, you ought to be rather interested in the rare bottle of Hennessy Bras D'Or Cognac, which was produced in the 1960s. Rather dusty, this one...  More info

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