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Hennessy


Exclusive Cognac since 1765



The Maison Hennessy



For over 250 years, Hennessy has been crafting one-of-a-kind cognacs in the heart of the Charente region in France. The Maison is truly committed to the terroir, to sustainable practices and to offering excellence in every bottle, in more than 160 countries.


Hennessy Legacy



From Grape to Bottle



The process of making cognac is long and sophisticated. Locally grown Ugni White grapes journey through six major steps from the moment they are gingerly picked from their vines to that first sip as an exceptional cognac in your glass.


The Harvest



Everything Begins with The Grapes



Once a year, perfectly mature grapes must be harvested quickly and with precision. The mechanical harvests of the Charente vineyards allow extreme precision, both in quality and quantity. Ugni Blanc grapes are perfectly suited for our distillation process. A late-maturing varietal, it strikes the right balance between high acidity and a low alcohol content, which is ideal for well-balanced eaux-de-vie.


Cognac can be Crafted only in Cognac



A spirit which bears the Cognac Protected Appellation of origin (PDO) has to comply with regulated specifications, its grapes must be grown in Cognac, and the wine made from them produced here, defined by strict borders encircling the Charente River. You can taste the difference.


A Far as The Eye can See



The vineyards of Cognac have an exploitable surface area of approximately 75,000 hectares. This land is divided into six crus.


The Cycle of Life



Throughout the year, we follow the vines’ natural lifecycle. As winter falls, we prune and tie the barren vines. In the spring, the sap rises from the roots. The first leaves and buds appear. An unmistakeable scent fills the air. The first fruits appear in summer, the warmth of the sun maturing them in time for the Autumn harvest.


Distillation



Our distillation process has remained unchanged for centuries. Precision is key. Between October and the 31st of March, at the latest, the distilleries are busy day and night. Passionate artisans fill, monitor, and cosset the traditional Charentais copper stills. This process of transforming wine into eau-de-vie harnesses the liquid’s volatile compounds. A long, delicate distillation preserves the soul of the wine.


Not Once, but Twice



Double distillation is required to make eaux-de-vie for cognac. In the first, a raw spirit called “brouillis” is produced. The second distillation produces a much higher alcohol content. Only the middle part, the ‘heart’, is saved. This clear, colorless liquid is called eau-de-vie.

Maturation-Time and Talent go Hand in Hand



Barrels of Dedication



Eaux-de-vie and wood age together for years, exchanging flavors and colors. Each eau-de-vie demands years of labor, as well as rotation between different barrels, so that it can reach its full complexity.


Raising Eaux De Vie



Our eaux-de-vie are raised in chais – special, carefully monitored cellars. Temperature and lighting are important factors. Eaux-de-vie aged in more humid chais, close to the Charente river, can be mellower and rounder. Those raised in drier chais may have more character.


A Unique Inventory



The Hennessy reserve is one of the largest collections of eaux-de-vie in the world. It has over 350,000 barrels stored in 65 cellars. This inventory is the legacy of our predecessors, which we have treasured for over 200 years.


Barrels and Bouquets



At Hennessy, a long-established tradition congratulates young cellar hands who set up barrels in a perfect row for the first time. Colleagues decorate their row with fresh flowers, left to dry leaf by leaf as the blend matures.


8 Generations - 11 AM Every Day



Renaud Fillioux de Gironde shares a love of nature with his uncle, Yann Fillioux, Hennessy's 7th generation Master Blender. Exploring the forests near Cognac for hours, the elder shared his insights on his most powerful tool - the nose. On those walks, and during his 10 years on the Tasting Committee, Renaud soaked up the skills he uses daily as Hennessy’s 8th generation Master Blender. For two centuries now, the Tasting Committee has met every day at 11am. They meticulously taste each eaux-de-vie, then select or reject it according to their strict quality standards. The ones selected will be tasted at least once a year to ensure their maturation process.


An Unrivaled Library



Today, there are thousands of different eaux-de-vie in Hennessy’s cellars; it is one of the largest libraries in the world. Each is unique, carefully selected by previous Master Blenders, then left to mature - yet tasted annually. Each eau-de-vie in our reserve is unique, which makes it a limitless collection for the Master Blender to draw upon.


The Art of Discernment



Unlike other spirits, maturation is not the only factor that determines the quality of a cognac. Only a meticulously selected blend of fine eaux-de-vie can lead to a distinct, superior cognac. This art of discerning is entrusted to our Master Blender and the Tasting Committee, who meet daily at 11am sharp to taste eaux-de-vie and evaluate their potential.


Creating Consistent Perfection



The eaux-de-vie are of different ages and domains and will express themselves differently after maturation. A Hennessy Cognac is the result of the assembly of all these nuances, to reproduce the same result over time.



To Blend or Not ot Blend



Every year, the Hennessy Tasting Committee reviews around 10,000 eaux-de-vie. Each eau-de-vie is meticulously tasted, then selected or rejected if it doesn’t meet the strict quality standards set by the committee. The ones selected will be tasted at least once a year to ensure their maturation process.


Make Moves that Start Movement



Led by the actions of players and the basketball community, this game's influence goes beyond the arenas and into communities around the world. Hennessy is collaborating with the NBA to make moves with long-term impact. Hennessy is committed to expanding its support of small businesses through our Unfinished Business program, in conjunction with the NBA and the many voices of this league who continue to make moves of their own. Hennessy is proud to announce a new partnership with three luminaries NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook, “Literally Balling” artist Victor Solomon, and community activist Alex Taylor. In addition to providing original memorabilia, Russell Westbrook will make a donation to Unfinished Business.


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Hennessy


Exclusive Cognac since 1765



The Maison Hennessy



For over 250 years, Hennessy has been crafting one-of-a-kind cognacs in the heart of the Charente region in France. The Maison is truly committed to the terroir, to sustainable practices and to offering excellence in every bottle, in more than 160 countries.


Hennessy Legacy



From Grape to Bottle



The process of making cognac is long and sophisticated. Locally grown Ugni White grapes journey through six major steps from the moment they are gingerly picked from their vines to that first sip as an exceptional cognac in your glass.


The Harvest



Everything Begins with The Grapes



Once a year, perfectly mature grapes must be harvested quickly and with precision. The mechanical harvests of the Charente vineyards allow extreme precision, both in quality and quantity. Ugni Blanc grapes are perfectly suited for our distillation process. A late-maturing varietal, it strikes the right balance between high acidity and a low alcohol content, which is ideal for well-balanced eaux-de-vie.


Cognac can be Crafted only in Cognac



A spirit which bears the Cognac Protected Appellation of origin (PDO) has to comply with regulated specifications, its grapes must be grown in Cognac, and the wine made from them produced here, defined by strict borders encircling the Charente River. You can taste the difference.


A Far as The Eye can See



The vineyards of Cognac have an exploitable surface area of approximately 75,000 hectares. This land is divided into six crus.


The Cycle of Life



Throughout the year, we follow the vines’ natural lifecycle. As winter falls, we prune and tie the barren vines. In the spring, the sap rises from the roots. The first leaves and buds appear. An unmistakeable scent fills the air. The first fruits appear in summer, the warmth of the sun maturing them in time for the Autumn harvest.


Distillation



Our distillation process has remained unchanged for centuries. Precision is key. Between October and the 31st of March, at the latest, the distilleries are busy day and night. Passionate artisans fill, monitor, and cosset the traditional Charentais copper stills. This process of transforming wine into eau-de-vie harnesses the liquid’s volatile compounds. A long, delicate distillation preserves the soul of the wine.


Not Once, but Twice



Double distillation is required to make eaux-de-vie for cognac. In the first, a raw spirit called “brouillis” is produced. The second distillation produces a much higher alcohol content. Only the middle part, the ‘heart’, is saved. This clear, colorless liquid is called eau-de-vie.

Maturation-Time and Talent go Hand in Hand



Barrels of Dedication



Eaux-de-vie and wood age together for years, exchanging flavors and colors. Each eau-de-vie demands years of labor, as well as rotation between different barrels, so that it can reach its full complexity.


Raising Eaux De Vie



Our eaux-de-vie are raised in chais – special, carefully monitored cellars. Temperature and lighting are important factors. Eaux-de-vie aged in more humid chais, close to the Charente river, can be mellower and rounder. Those raised in drier chais may have more character.


A Unique Inventory



The Hennessy reserve is one of the largest collections of eaux-de-vie in the world. It has over 350,000 barrels stored in 65 cellars. This inventory is the legacy of our predecessors, which we have treasured for over 200 years.


Barrels and Bouquets



At Hennessy, a long-established tradition congratulates young cellar hands who set up barrels in a perfect row for the first time. Colleagues decorate their row with fresh flowers, left to dry leaf by leaf as the blend matures.


8 Generations - 11 AM Every Day



Renaud Fillioux de Gironde shares a love of nature with his uncle, Yann Fillioux, Hennessy's 7th generation Master Blender. Exploring the forests near Cognac for hours, the elder shared his insights on his most powerful tool - the nose. On those walks, and during his 10 years on the Tasting Committee, Renaud soaked up the skills he uses daily as Hennessy’s 8th generation Master Blender. For two centuries now, the Tasting Committee has met every day at 11am. They meticulously taste each eaux-de-vie, then select or reject it according to their strict quality standards. The ones selected will be tasted at least once a year to ensure their maturation process.


An Unrivaled Library



Today, there are thousands of different eaux-de-vie in Hennessy’s cellars; it is one of the largest libraries in the world. Each is unique, carefully selected by previous Master Blenders, then left to mature - yet tasted annually. Each eau-de-vie in our reserve is unique, which makes it a limitless collection for the Master Blender to draw upon.


The Art of Discernment



Unlike other spirits, maturation is not the only factor that determines the quality of a cognac. Only a meticulously selected blend of fine eaux-de-vie can lead to a distinct, superior cognac. This art of discerning is entrusted to our Master Blender and the Tasting Committee, who meet daily at 11am sharp to taste eaux-de-vie and evaluate their potential.


Creating Consistent Perfection



The eaux-de-vie are of different ages and domains and will express themselves differently after maturation. A Hennessy Cognac is the result of the assembly of all these nuances, to reproduce the same result over time.



To Blend or Not ot Blend



Every year, the Hennessy Tasting Committee reviews around 10,000 eaux-de-vie. Each eau-de-vie is meticulously tasted, then selected or rejected if it doesn’t meet the strict quality standards set by the committee. The ones selected will be tasted at least once a year to ensure their maturation process.


Make Moves that Start Movement



Led by the actions of players and the basketball community, this game's influence goes beyond the arenas and into communities around the world. Hennessy is collaborating with the NBA to make moves with long-term impact. Hennessy is committed to expanding its support of small businesses through our Unfinished Business program, in conjunction with the NBA and the many voices of this league who continue to make moves of their own. Hennessy is proud to announce a new partnership with three luminaries NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook, “Literally Balling” artist Victor Solomon, and community activist Alex Taylor. In addition to providing original memorabilia, Russell Westbrook will make a donation to Unfinished Business.


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