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Hennessy XO 12 Pack - Item Code: 04796
Discover Hennessy XO 12 Pack:
Cognac with a lot of force, but also a lot of harmony and elegance. Aromas of crystallized fruit, wood, spices, and old leather are fragrant and generous. Cinnamon and vanilla have a lovely lasting aftertaste. Blended from Cognacs that have been carefully selected and matured for up to 70 years.
Producer Notes: Hennessy
Hennessy is a world-renowned drinks producer that specializes in the production of cognac. The company was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, an Irishman who settled in the Cognac region of France. Today, Hennessy is owned by the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and is one of the largest cognac producers in the world.
Hennessy’s cognacs are made from a blend of eaux-de-vie (distilled wine) that has been aged in oak barrels for varying lengths of time. The company produces a range of cognacs, from the entry-level Hennessy VS (Very Special) to the ultra-premium Hennessy Paradis. The company also produces a number of limited edition and special release cognacs, such as the Hennessy X.O. Ice, which is designed to be served over ice.
In addition to its cognacs, Hennessy also produces a range of other spirits. These include Hennessy Black, a smooth and versatile cognac that is designed to be mixed in cocktails, and Hennessy Pure White, a clear cognac that is popular in the Caribbean. The company also produces a range of flavored cognacs, such as Hennessy Blackberry, which is infused with natural blackberry flavors.
Hennessy is known for its high-quality products and its commitment to sustainability. The company has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, such as using renewable energy sources and reducing water usage in its production processes. Hennessy also supports a number of social and cultural initiatives, such as the Hennessy Artistry program, which promotes emerging artists in music, fashion, and the arts.
Overall, Hennessy is a respected and well-known drinks producer that has been producing high-quality cognacs for over 250 years. Its products are enjoyed by connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, and the company’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility make it a leader in the industry.
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Cognac is a kind of brandy named after the town of Cognac in the French province of Charente-Maritime. Wine from the neighboring wine-growing area, Charente and Maritime, is used to make this liqueur.
Cognac production is governed by the French appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designation, with certain production techniques and naming criteria that must be followed in order to maintain AOC status. Ugni blanc, often known as Saint-Émilion in the region, is the most commonly planted of the grapes on the list. Two distillations in copper pot stills are required, as is an aging period of at least two years in French oak barrels from the Limousin or Tronçais regions of France. While cognac develops in the same manner as whiskies and wines do in barrels, the majority of cognacs spend much more time "on the wood" than the statutory minimum amount of time.
Cognac has often humorously been described as "nearly undrinkable" because of the dryness, acidity, and thinness of the white wine used in the production of cognac. Despite this, the wine is ideal for distillation and maturing. A limited number of grape varietals are permitted to be used in its production. For a wine to be deemed a genuine cru, it must contain at least 90 percent Ugni blanc as its primary grape. It is necessary to ferment for 2–3 weeks after the grapes have been crushed, during which time the region's natural, wild yeasts transform the sugar into alcohol; neither sugar nor sulfur may be added. The resultant wine has about 7 to 8 percent alcohol at this stage.
Once the distilling process is complete, it is aged in Limousin oak barrels for a minimum of two years before it may be sold to the general population. It is usually placed in barrels at an alcohol by volume level of about 70%. As the cognac interacts with the wood barrel and the surrounding air, it evaporates at a rate of about 3 percent per year, losing both alcohol and water over a period of time. This occurrence is referred to as "la portion des anges," which translates as "the angels' share" in the local language. When a cognac is aged for more than 10 years in an oak barrel, the alcohol level falls to 40 percent by volume. Once moved to huge glass bottles called bonbonnes, the cognac is kept for future blending purposes. Because oak barrels lose their ability to provide flavor after four or five decades, so aging them for extended periods of time may not be helpful.
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