What You Need To Know About HennessyAs the world’s top-selling Cognac, Hennessy has done well over its 250-year history.
Quick Facts About Hennessy:
- Produced By LVMH
- Produced In: France
- Type: Brandy, Cognac
- Sales: 5.9 million 9-liter cases
Hennessy In Depth
Richard Hennessy was born in Ireland, but through his military service, earned French citizenship.
The arm and axe on the label (Bras Armé) are from Hennessy’s family coat of arms.
Hennessy founded the House of Hennessy in Cognac in 1765.
Aging takes place in barrels made from French oak, sourced only from the forests of Limousin or Tronçais, where the trees have a famously low resin content.
The coopers at Hennessy make the barrels without any glue or nails—only wood, heat, water, and bands of metal.