A WORld LEADER IN Cognac
Hennessy is offering a dynamic and multi-sensorial experience wich will surprise and enchant you.
A cruise on the Charente River provides an unusual start to the new Hennessy tours at Cognac. Experts welcome the visitor on board for a private visit in a small group to the heart of the Hennessy universe.
Refined, aesthetic and inspiring, this new tour, which follows the rhythms of the making of cognac, stimulates the sensations, between surprise and enchantment.
The first stage of the visit, to the cellar buildings, introduces a modern scenography with artistic and audacious intent, plunging the visitor into the multiple facets of the brand: the epic story of the Hennessy family, the discovery of the technical craft, the people who are woven into its history, and the many talents which make up the worlds of Hennessy.
Taste like a professional, in theory and in practice
In the busy traditional storage buildings, we enter the deepest level of the brandy universe. We see the noble rows of oak barrels, the walls of darkened stone and fragranceswhich whisper in the half-light …
Back on the other side of the Charente River, it’s time for the rituals of the tasting. The only producer to have a Tasting Committee, Hennessy opens the doors to its workshop where you discover the secrets and different stages of the production of cognac and the Hennessy products. You then step into the shoes of a member of the Tasting Committee and try the different methods of tasting.
The one thing left to do is to perfect your discoveries in the shop, the only place in the world to unite all the Hennessy collections.
Four offers, four ways to live the Hennessy experience
a DISCOVERY OF THE WORLD OF HENNESSY
20€ / 90 MIN
A multi-sensory discovery of the history, craft and secrets of Hennessy. The tour ends with a tasting of Hennessy V.S and V.S.O.P cognacs, led by one of our House experts.
A SENSORY EXPERIENCE OF THE SECRETS OF
HENNESSY X.O COGNAC
35€ / 90 MIN
Created in 1870, our iconic cognac, Hennessy X.O, will reveal itself to you in all its subtlety in an unparalleled experience of the world and craftsmanship of Maison Hennessy. Hennessy V.S.O.P and X.O tasting.
AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR BEHIND THE SCENES OF EXCEPTIONAL COGNACS
90€ / 120 MIN
A select guided tour where you will discover the different sides of Hennessy and unlock the secrets of its exceptional cognacs in the eaux-de-vie cellar, or chai du Paradis. Round off the tour in a private salon, where you will discover the ritual of refined cognac tasting. Upon reservation only. Hennessy X.O and Paradis tasting.
FROM THE VINE TO COGNAC
250 € / 4H00
Explore our best-kept secrets! The contents of this visit (available year-round) depend on the season and the eaux-de-vie making cycle. This is a unique and authentic experience that takes the visitor to the most private areas of the House of Hennessy that are not normally open to the public: vineyards, distillery. We will show you how are cognacs are assembled and invite you to participate in our tasting rituals …
Minimum two people ; booking required.
Buy your visit on : www.lesvisites.hennessy.com Visit Hennessy 1 rue de la Richonne, 16100 Cognac
A unique and unchanging ritual
Every day at 11 o’clock precisely, the entire Tasting Committee enters the Main Office for a ritual that began in 1920. They gather beside the Master Blender to evaluate 40 or so samples of eaux-de-vie of different ages in order to decide on their future. This is an extremely rigorous exercise that gives long-term credence to the vision of these experts whose role is to transmit to their successors a heritage that will bear fruit many years from now. It’s thanks to this unchanging ceremony, guided by the Master Blender, that the continuity of quality of Hennessy cognac is guaranteed.
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