The Hennessy distillery is based in Cognac, France. The company was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy and is now run by the eighth generation. The officer emigrated from Ireland to Cognac and founded the company "Jas Hennessy & Co" at that time. The cognac of Richard Hennessy quickly gained a high reputation and became known worldwide. For the production the own grown grapes from the region of Cognac are used. After double distillation in copper stills, pure eaux-de-vie is produced, which serves as the basis for the cognacs. The storage takes place in new oak barrels. The typical bottle design for the XO was created by Gérald de Geoffre. Tasting notes:Colour: Amber. Nose: Structured, lush, spices, oak, fruit, notes of flowers. Taste: Balanced, strong, pepper, notes of rancio. Finish: Long lasting, complex.