Hennessy - XO - Cognac 70cl Bottle


Hennessy - XO
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Hennessy XO was created in 1870 by Hennessy for the personal use of Mr. Maurice Hennessy, his family and freinds.

The 100 eaux-de-vie assembled to create X.O were aged for a long time - some for 30 years - to give an unparalleled robustness. Maurice Hennessy gave the name X.O to this extraordinary "extra old" cognac.

Its intense and deep amber colour is a sign of its strength. Its flavours of candied fruit and its subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of its power and roundness. To taste, a smooth, full sensation gives a simultaneously powerful and soft tonality with a hint of cocoa and a warm fruity presence. The long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac's blending and its long aging process.

At once deep and powerful, its character seduces connoisseurs, who appreciate its undeniable modernity and constant revelation of layers of flavours, whether tasted neat, on ice or with a splash of still or sparkling water.

Limited stocks available as world demands exceeds production.

Category(s):     Cognac & Brandy ,   Spirit Gifts
Group(s):     Cognac ,   XO
Producer: Hennessy   -   www.hennessy.com
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Hennessy
Brandy Type:   Cognac
Country of Origin:   France
Region:   Cognac


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13 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Tue, 11 Oct 2011
Review: I\'ve been waiting to try this since I fist saw it in Selfridge\'s over 12 months ago, the only thing stopping me was the price tag as I am getting married this month, so needing to save money I abstained from buying it. As a birthday gift, my father bought me a bottle. I must admit I was really shocked at his generosity. I must admit though I did find it a very nice drink and quite strong too, it didn\'t live up to my expectation. For the price I though it would taste more mellow and less sharp, I found it no more appetising than a standard bottle of Three Barrels.

Date of Review: Fri, 30 Sep 2011
Review: I treated myself to a bottle of this for my birthday and I LOVE IT! Only problem is now I will always want to have a bottle in the cupboard, well worth the money imo.

Date of Review: Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Review: Well after pondering for a few weeks whether I could a) Actually afford it, b) Justify spending this much on a single bottle of spirit, c) Want to take the risk of not liking it; I finally decided to pluck up courage, bite the bullet and splash out on a bottle of the Hennessy XO. All I can say is WOW, well worth the risk....If like me you\'ve been used to drinking sub-£30 brandy\'s this is a whole different ball-game. I\'m converted! The taste is so smooth, rounded, toffee like, you have to really ration yourself otherwise 2-3 sessions, the bottle would be gone. The aroma of caramel/toffee is particularly noticeable the following morning when you come back down and sniff the empty glass from the night before, you\'d think you\'d been drinking Todka! If these big price cognac suppliers wanted to increase their sales, they really ought to make miniatures of their £90+ bottles, it\'d take the risk factor away from new buyers such as me. I\'ll be buying this as often as I can afford it now, and might even splash out for \'Paradis\' next.

Date of Review: Mon, 28 Sep 2009
Review: This is my favourite brandy so far - but I will be trying more! It is wonderfully smooth and went in just over a month - with a little help from my friends! Of the other XO's Remy Martin is my 2nd favourite, Hine XO 3rd, Delmain Pale & Dry XO 4th and Courvoisier Imperial XO 5th.

Date of Review: Tue, 28 Apr 2009
Review: Hennesy-XO is very well made and complex. While Remy Martin is simply not as smooth as Hennessy, I strong feel that the Remy still does possess a better taste. Remy has been working on this for Hundreds of Years, and know how to combine and age Cognac. Having tried Remy Louis XIII before, I can assure one that it is the best Cognac in the World available ! For those who want to have 'some' of the Ultra Louie quality, but cannot part with $$$, I would try Remy Extra Perfection!

Date of Review: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
Review: The first time i drank Hennessy XO i was sat by the pool in a 5 star hotel in Singapore, you feel like a king. I then proceeded to purchase a bottle when I got home, I sat outside my boys house just sipping away, smoking a Monte Cristo no2, for 6 hours. It's that good.

Date of Review: Thu, 17 Jul 2008
Review: I usually buy the Remy Martin XO, and wanted to try something different. If you have tried the Remy XO and liked it, you will probably enjoy the Hennessy XO even more. It offers all of the pleasure of the Remy, but with a softer finish, and more subtle, yet very complex aromas. In short, a beautiful Cognac, well worth the money.

Date of Review: Wed, 09 Jul 2008
Review: For the past 20 years I have been drinking Hennesy XO and there has not been a time that the flavour creates a mystic on the pallet it has been one of the finest moments in any one's live when you sit back and relax after a beautiful bottle of Penfolds St Henry and followed by a Hennesy XO to finish of a very good evening. I have been very lucky that on my 40th birthday that my Daughter came back from Europe a bottle of the finest Hennesy XO. I hope I have another 20 years to go.

Date of Review: Sun, 19 Aug 2007
Review: Definitely one of the best congnacs I've tasted. For the price.... describing the taste isn't enough... u gotta try it. I still have a quarter of it left.... tooo good to kill off all at once... gotta savour it. First nose-vanilla, second nose-oak and jasmine taste that lingers in your mouth. I wish my girl has this taste in her mouth everytime i kiss her lol

Date of Review: Thu, 16 Nov 2006
Review: I went to a local bartenders event the other day and we were trying Hennessy this week,I'm ashamed to admit we mixed cocktails with not only the XO but also the Paradis extra :-(. I will say that the finest of the 3 brandy's we tried was the XO (It also happens to go amazingly well with orange and cardamon)I wasn't a brandy fan until now and I'm buying a bottle sometime after christmas.

Date of Review: Tue, 13 Jun 2006
Review: I first tried the XO during a visit to the Hennessy distillery in Cognac, France. At the end of a tour you get to try a standard Cognac but can pay extra for a taste of the XO. I never in my wildest dreams would expect to pay 80 pound for a bottle of alcohol but it really was that good. As soon as the glass was brought to my nose you could smell the quality (and my eyes watered immediately). The taste was superb and you can not compare the cheaper Cognacs to the more expensive ones. Needless to say I bought a bottle immiately and the only reaosn I found this web-site was to look for another bottle in Britain.

Date of Review: Wed, 17 May 2006
Review: Hennessy XO is in my opinion without doubt the finest spirit you can buy for less than 200 a bottle.
Therefore as spirits like the Paradis Extra are out of my price range, it is also the finest spirit I have ever owned.
The taste is so complex I cannot do it justice, but the spirit is so smooth it seems like it evaporates off the back of your tongue, and the finish is so long the taste lingers minutes after the glass is empty.
This is the only drink I would spend near this sort of money on, its more than a drink, its an experience.
If you can afford it, buy it.

Date of Review: Sat, 29 Apr 2006
Review: a very smooth drink first introduced to me by the owner of the local chinese i would have a glass of brandy with him after a meal but this time he gave me a double hennessy xo which after the first sip i was hooked there is no bitterness and no burning throat even though he had warmed it quite alot, which had just added to the aroma and the flavour since then i have bought a brandy warmer for my bar at home and i,m never without a bottle and i will never buy a cheep brandy again i,d rather go without.
all i can say is if your not sure then have a shot in a bar or restaraunt but it must be warmed up and it will probably cost about 9 a shot but well worth it you won't look back again

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Producer Information

Hennessy is proud of its long history. Its Irish founder, Richard Hennessy, was so charmed by the region that he established a trading firm in the town of Cognac in 1765. Under his son, James, the company expanded rapidly and took the name it still has today: Jas Hennessy & Co. Eight generations of Hennessys have run this outstanding company, travelling the world and building the brand's universal reputation.
Hennessy has always had an international outlook. At the start it shipped cognacs to it's natural markets in Ireland and Great Britain. London was the heart of the brand's sales strategy for nearly two centuries. The British capital was a springboard for shipments to distant markets such as Australia and America and, particularly from 1794 onwards, New York.
Hennessy's directors were the first to explore the Asian markets and established a strong foothold there, especially in Japan, from 1868. South America, the Middle East, South-East Asia and Indochina were later added to what became one of the world's biggest distribution networks. An ability to adapt and take inspiration from the local culture and traditions are assets in the drive to conquer new markets. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, a widespread outbreak of phylloxera threatened Hennessy's future. Yet 15 years were enough to show just how adaptable the firm could be.
Hennessy quickly set about regenerating it's vineyard and marketing the older eaux-de-vie. In an innovative spirit, the company began bottling on a large scale, thus participating in the industrialisation of the cognac business, and designed it's own labels to personalise the brand. At the close of the nineteenth century, Hennessy was the first cognac brand to realise that advertising would be crucial. The brand's name flashed around the world. After winning over royalty and well-known names, who became ambassadors for the brand, Hennessy linked its image with prestigious places or special events. It established a strong reputation as a top-quality, luxury product.
In 1971, the company went into partnership with Moet & Chandon, and the Moet-Hennessy group became one of the world's major wine and spirits groups. In 1987, an alliance with Louis Vuitton gave rise to LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, the world's top luxury and prestige group, in which Hennessy naturally has its place.

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