Hennessy XO was created by Mr. Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for personal use for his family and friends. It is created from 100 eaux-de-vie with some being aged for 30 years hence why it is an ‘extra old’ cognac.
Its intense and deep amber colour is a sign of its strength. Its flavours of candied fruit and its subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of its power and roundness. To taste, a smooth, full sensation gives a simultaneously powerful and soft tonality with a hint of cocoa and a warm fruity presence. The long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac’s blending and its long aging process.