Hennessy, the best-selling cognac in the world is still run by the Hennessy family (eight generations) and the Fillioux family of master blenders (seven generations). They blend eaux-de-vie from Cognac's top four regions and each batch of wine is double-distilled to achieve the most flavorful, elegant spirit possible.
Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, Hennessy X.O. was the first Cognac classified as X.O., or "extra old", because of its extended aging process. This Cognac is a blend of 100 eaux-de-vie ranging from 12 to 30 years old that are blended to be bold, rich, and persistent with an elegant complexity.
Hennessy X.O.'s deep amber color is a sign of its intensity. Its flavors of candied fruit and its subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of its power and roundness. At once rich and robust, it constantly reveals layers of cocoa, fruit, and spice flavors with distinctive persistence on the palate. The long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac's blending and its long ageing process. (from Hennessy)