Architect Daniel Libeskind’s Redesigned Richard Hennessy Decanter

Crafted from Baccarat crystal, a vessel that houses liquid named for the esteemed cognac house's founder

An angular, futuristic silhouette encases a suggestion of the organic shape of the Hennessy XO bottle in world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind‘s design for the exquisite new Richard Hennessy decanter. Composed of Baccarat crystal, the vessel’s geometries highlight the crystalline majesty of the material and the essence of the limited edition liquid within. This latest architectural partnership from Hennessy once again finds the maison’s collaborator looking to the past to …

Interview: Hennessy’s Former Master Blender Yann Fillioux

Insight from the masterful cognac producer who has stepped down after 50 years

In the spirits world, there are master blenders and then there is Yann Fillioux, who has been with cognac powerhouse Hennessy for 50 years. On his first day of work (3 October 1966) he was just 19 years old. A seventh-generation Hennessy blender, Fillioux has tasted cognac nearly every day of his professional life and he’s responsible for two of the world’s most coveted liquids, …

In the Heart of Cognac, Hennessy

Exploring the facilities, characteristics and classifications of the centuries-old brand

When was the last time you had cognac? We ask this because, as with many other brown spirits, cognac consumption is on the rise in America. Perhaps it was in a classic cocktail—a Sidecar or a Sazerac or even an Alexander. Maybe one was savoring it neat in a snifter. If not, that’s also understandable; information about cognac does not appear as prevalent as that …