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Richard Hennessy founded the Maison in 1765 on the power of a dream: to become the world's finest cognac. The dream continues in everything the Maison stands for: quality and creativity. An Irish officer serving in the army of Louis XV, Hennessy wanted to introduce the finest cognac ever to the world, a dream which is continuing over 250 years later.
By the 19th Century,Hennessy was creating Cognac for royalty all over Europe, his sublime selection of eaux-de-vie becoming known for it's superior quality. With the birth of the V.S.O.P and X.O, the 1800's were a special time for the cognac world. The Hennessy family went on to gain a higher status worlwide with their cognac and in 1996, the Richard Hennessy was released, Master Blender Yann Fillioux created Richard Hennessy, a cognac that approaches perfection. Made especially for true connoisseurs, this masterpiece cognac embodies 250 years of savoir-faire and history and is bottled in numbered, hand-blown crystal carafes.
2011 saw the release of the Paradis Imperial; Inspired by the cognac Hennessy created for Czar Alexander I in 1818, Master Blender Yann Fillioux created Paradis Imperial. This cognac features a large proportion of eaux de vie fmor the Maison's 19th century reserve, creating a cognac of exceptional elegance, finesse and stature.
Maison Hennessy produces some of the most exquisite Cognacs available worldwide today.