In 1765, Richard Hennessy - an Irish aristocrat serving France - based in Cognac a trading house of spirits. His son Jacques then gave a rapid growth to the company. Since then, the history of cognac has never ceased to grow with Hennessy. Hennessy is today the uncontested leader in Cognac: every year, it sells worldwide 50 million of bottles. V.S, V.S.O.P Privilege, X.O,... Paradis and Richard Hennessy are the pillars of a range of products that have become reference cognacs and icons of refinement and luxury.