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