Hennessy: The story of an iconic cognac

Established in 1765, Hennessy has maintained its status as one of the best cognac’s in the world, over eight generations.

Richard Hennessy founded the company and under his son James, the brand expanded rapidly.

Maurice Hennessy belongs to the latest vintage of this "grand cru".

Azania Mosaka spoke to him about the company’s relationship with LVMH, moving beyond cognac and some of his own exploits.

We created something called VSOP in 1816, Hennessy Xo in 1817… with the US being the largest cognac market in the world, we almost try to adapt to what some people like.

Maurice Hennessy, eighth generation descendant to the Hennessy empire

We are all fighting for our share, cognac in general represents barely one percent of the world’s spirit market We are very small but cognac is always considered the thing you must have tried in your life, it is a little bit like champagne.

Maurice Hennessy, eighth generation descendant to the Hennessy empire

Listen to the full interview below to hear Maurice suggest ways you enjoy the drink…


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