Hennessy X.O Cognac is intense, rich, and full-bodied. It is a blend of more than one hundred individual eaux-de-vie, or aged cognacs, some of which were aged up to 30 years. Well-balanced on the palate, it is strong, predominantly peppery flavours attest to its long ageing. (X.O stands for “eXtra Old”) Complex and persistent, enjoy it on the rocks, with a splash of water or neat in a snifter.
A range of eaux-de-vie that are marked by their power and energy, with the capacity to achieve a balance and to round out across time. Blended from about 100 eaux-de-vie, that have taken on the highest amounts of wood tannins to create a completely satisfying cognac: robust and rich with an incredible persistence.
Created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends, XO was born at a turning point in history and introduced a new style of Cognac: bold, rich and astonishing complexity.