An Irish Aristocrat in Cognac – The Richard Hennessy Story
Hennessy was founded in 1765 by the Irish aristocrat, Richard Hennessy. Hennessy had served with the French forces and the company began as an eaux-de-vie trader based in Cognac. He based his company on the land he had been granted by King Louis XV as compensation for his mercenary work. The brand grew under the ownership of Richard’s son, James. The original master blender was Jean Fillioux, who joined the company in 1800. The brand became a popular choice among the landed gentry; George IV ordered a bottle of Hennessy VSOP in 1817.
Nowadays Hennessy is synonymous with luxury, craft, tradition and excellence. Join as we follow the path of this decadent complex range of cognacs from their birth to today.
Tickets are priced at £30 and include a tasting flight of 3 expressions and 3 cocktails.