Hennessy is the best-selling cognac in the world. It is blended from the top four crus (or growths) of the six delimited regions in cognac, giving it great complexity and ensuring that it is always drinking at its peak. Hennessy uses unique distillation methods in which each batch of wine is double-distilled to achieve the most flavorful, elegant eau-de-vie (literally, water of life) as possible. Each eau-de-vie is aged to concentrate the best qualities of the wine. Hennessy’s casks come from the world’s best coopers for optimal taste and smoothness. Hennessy has the finest selection of old eaux-de-vie in the world. The house has been run by eight generations of Hennessy’s along with seven generations of master distillers from the Fillioux family. This lineage gives the cognac unequaled consistency of style and quality. Down through the years since 1765, Hennessy has been associated with excellence and mystery. Behind its closely guarded doors, the Hennessy Comité de Dégustation (tasting committee), unparalleled in the world of cognac – creates our most unique and elegant blends, thanks to its priceless heritage: the largest and most diverse reserve of eaux-de-vie in the world. This delicate alchemy and unique knowledge gives birth to some of the most extraordinary cognacs.
Pale and gold coloured eaux-de-vie selected for their elegant floral characteristics. These are subsequently aged in French oak barrels previously used by Hennessy for at least five years. Hennessy Black has a more gentle wood influence. The result is a different expression of Hennessy Cognac: lighter and fresher with scents of jasmine, daffodils, and orange flowers that are delicately mixed with hints of citrus, honey, and fresh grapes to create a distinctively smooth cognac with surprising finesse balance, floral notes.