Over 250 years ago, an Irish military officer distilled his first barrel of Cognac. The eponymous Richard Hennessy named the bottle as such and then Tupac named a song after it. Hennessy! A cognac that demands attention: Fragrant and elegant, smooth and rich, dark and brooding all at the same time.

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Origin of Hennessy

The Hennessy label was created by Richard Hennessy. He was born in Ireland to an aristocratic family in Country Cork in 1724. As was common for a man of his stature, Hennessy left Ireland to serve as an army officer in France, where he fought for Louis XV’s army. In 1765 he founded Hennessy, and began the family legacy of getting very rich and elegant people drunk.

The Cognac Brand

Hennessy is a cognac, which is a type of brandy. Contrary to popular belief, it is categorically not a whiskey. Hennessy Cognac is made from grapes, not barley or wheat. Both spirits are distilled and aged in oak barrels, but the similarities end there. Hennessy is distilled twice and aged in French barrels, imparting the aroma and flavour.

 The Alphabet Guide To Hennessy

The symbols that are listed after the name Hennessy (VS, X.O. and V.S.O.P.) are simple, neat ways to measure a brandy’s impact on your palate. Basically, the essence of the letters is a guide to aging and we have stocked up on all three classifications of this cognac. Hennessy VS -Very Special, has been aged for two years. The cognacs that are stamped with three stars also fall under the VS category. Hennessy V.S.O.P – Very Superior Old Pale is a blend aged for at least four years. Hennessy XO – Extra Old, is aged at least six years all the way to 10 years.

Hennessy Does Not Keep Aging

Hennessy Cognac does not improve with time. However, as long as you keep it in a cool dark place, it will retain its delicious palate, flavors and aromas staying just as delicious as the day it was bottled.

Become A Professional Hennessy Taster

As claimed by Hennessy’s 7th Generation Master Blender, you cannot become an professional taster at Hennessy’s magnitude before you’ve achieved ten years of apprenticeship on the Comité de Dégustation (Tasting Assembly). These are a select group of tasting experts who estimate each eaux-de-vie (Brandy) that goes into Hennessy Cognac.

Hennessy Price in Kenya

Hennessy sells around 50 million jugs every year making it the most popular cognac maker. The brand also provides over 40% of the world’s cognac. We have got an assortment of Hennessy bottles at the best price.

VS Category

V.S.O.P Category

XO Category

Enjoy a 10-50min delivery within Nairobi, and next-day in Kenya.