Maison Hennessy has been creating exceptional cognacs since 1765. With the James Hennessy blend, the Comité de Dégustation today pays tribute to one of its historic figureheads. A pioneering entrepreneur and accomplished traveller, he always had an innate understanding of the need to explore new horizons. This is a cognac that displays beautiful shades of amber with highlights of bronze, and offers up layers of smooth, toasty aromas. Silky yet well structured, it expands across the palate with reminiscent notes of blood peach and roasted almonds giving way to an outstanding finish. To be enjoyed neat or over ice. About the product production: Cognac can only be made in the Cognac region in South West France. Cognac is made out of wine, the primary varietal being white Ugni Blanc. The region’s clayey and chalky soils sa well as a temperate climate are making the wines especially adapated for distillation. Hennessy uses four central crus selected from the best wine growers in the Central Region: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fin Bois. After being distilled twice in copper stills, the spirits are preserved in French oak barrels. Then, each Hennessy cognac is blended based on a specific composition of eaux-de-vie which are selected for their aroma, age, and character. Hennessy Comité de Dégustation led by Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde (8th generation) embodies this Savoir-Faire passed on for 250 years. About the brand: From its seat in the French region of Cognac since 1765 and throughout its more than 250-year history, Hennessy has proudly perpetuated an exceptional heritage based on adventure, discovery and cultivating the best that nature and man can offer. Hennessy’s longevity and success across five continents reflect the values the Maison has upheld since its creation: the transmission of a unique savoir-faire, the constant quest for innovation, and an unwavering commitment to Creation, Excellence, Legacy, and Sustainable Development. Today, these qualities are the hallmark of a House – a crown jewel in the LVMH Group – that crafts some of the most iconic, prestigious cognacs in the world.