This year, Hennessy, the World's #1 Cognac, happens to be celebrating its 250th anniversary. Though you may know tat Hennessy is the world's most preferred Cognac, you may not know that they were the first to creaet an "Extra Old" Cognac, inventing the super premium X.O. category.
To give a bit more background on its history, Hennessy X.O. "The Original" was developed in 1870 as a rich and complex new style of Cognac. Hennessy X.O.'s flavors of candied fruit and subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony , a mark of its power and roundess and a flavor that's perfect for the holidays. Its deep and powerful tasted is best enjoyed neat, on ice or with a splash of still or sparkling water. It's considered "The Original," the benchmark from which all "Extra Old" Cognacs are measured against.
The iconic shape of the Hennessy X.O. bottle has remained unchanged since 1947. Encrusted with vine bundches that burst from the glass, its generous edges are slightly extended to emphasize the strength of this exemplary Cognac, which makes for a unique presentation (no wrapping required.) You can also engrave the X.O. bottle to add that "original" and "extra" special touch.
Hennessy X.O. retails for $200 (750ML) and is sold at fine retailers nationwide.