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150 YEARS OF XO

 


You need to stop mixing Hennessy and coke. This is why!


Hello wonderful people,

I recently had a chance to attend an exclusive tasting at at the MH office in Nairobi and we got taste and celebrate 150 years of Hennessy XO. Now I have to confess, I am those people who walked in saying how much I do not even like Hennessey, but I left thinking a bottle for hosting would not be too bad after all. That good.

Mr. Richard Hennessy was an Irish solider (surprise) who went to Cognac and fell in love with the drink. He was so inspired and moved,  so created his own cognac. In 1765, the Irish Jacobite military officer and a local of Cognac came  together they made the magic that is the smooth rich cognac.  Hennessy X.O quickly contributed to defining an entire family of cognacs, setting a standard for excellence that lives on to this day, across cognacs. Hennessy XO Odyssey is one of the items in this unique collection.
They make roughly 50 million bottles annually and KENYA is its Third Largest Market in Africa 

What defines the rich cognac flavor and what makes it  so, rich?

Grapes from the cognac region aged and distilled to perfection and because of this, the Hennessy XO bottle shape is inspired by a bunch of grapes.
A striking sensation of oak notes interlaced with vanilla. Add a strong spicy note, some sweet edge and you have this master blend.
Seven chapters are divided into sweet notes, rising heat, spicy edge, flowing flames, chocolate lull and wood crunches, are enhanced by the fact  that the age this classic drink in new barrels that redefines the brands solid foundation.

This magical drink is best paired with a dark chocolate that does not overwhelm your taste buds but allows for a full balance of flavor

So for 150 years

“HENNESSY X.O IS THE COGNAC FOR EVERY OCCASION. ITSTIMELESSNESS – THE FACT THAT IT NEVER CHANGES AND NEVER BENDS TO THE WHIMS OF TRENDS – MEANS THAT IT EXISTSIN A REALM BEYOND FASHION.“
Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, 8th generation Master Blender
for the Maison Hennessy

You don’t need to drink more, you just need to drink better.

So indulge in this age old classic. And remember, something big is coming..

Sending you all the love.

Champagne

Author


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Kimberley Champagne

Hey, I’m Champagne. I’m a professional performing violinist, book lover and cat mama. I’m totally sold out for Jesus. Founder of Women With Grace and Kaleidoscope Kenya. African Literature connoisseur. ❤️