Quais Hennessy France
8 Rue de la Richonne
16100 Cognac, France
Tel: 011 33 9 62 55 17 00
In 2018, visitors will be able to explore some of the mysteries behind Hennessy thanks to a new circuit at the historic headquarters in Cognac, France. The “From the Vine to Cognac” tour unfolds according to the rhythm of the seasons and the production cycle of eaux-de-vie. Guests will be granted behind the scenes access to exclusive areas that ordinarily are closed to the public, such as the vineyard and distillery, where they will gain new insight into the art of blending and tasting rituals. A unique multi-sensorial experience.
Available year-round, this new visit joins the existing lineup of guided tours that invites visitors to discover multiple facets of the House. Whether through a simple hour-and-a-half discovery tour or a half-day immersive experience in the most restricted access areas, not to mention the gift shop, each visitor is sure to find the experience they seek by reserving on LesVisites.Hennessy.com
Master Distiller / Blender:
Jean Pineau, Master Distiller
Hennessy Cognac Essential Facts
From the French region of Cognac and throughout its over 250-year history, Hennessy has proudly perpetuated an exceptional heritage based on adventure, discovery and cultivating the best that nature and craftmanship can offer.
Hennessy uses a unique distillation method in which each batch of wine is double-distilled to achieve the most flavorful, elegant eaux-de-vie (“water of life”) possible. The eaux-de-vie, of which Hennessy has the largest and oldest collection in the world, is matured in French oak casks from the Limousin forests in central France for a minimum of two years.
For over 200 years, Hennessy has worked side-by-side with the Fillioux family who serve as producers or blenders of eaux-de-vie. The collaboration and shared passion of two families is unique in the Cognac world and is at the heart of Hennessy’s legacy.
Hennessy’s longevity and success reflects the values the brand 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 the world’s most prestigious cognacs.