Composing Cognac


Our guide at Hennessy Cognac visitors centre breezed into the room, starting the way she was to continue – here is a young lady who loves her job! Laura’s passion for Hennessey Cognac and the role she plays in the tourism department are matched by both her knowledge of subject and her charm. If you are ever in the area – you simply must go!
At just 20 years of age, Richard Hennessy, an Irishman, found himself billeted in Cognac with his French Army platoon, in the mid-18th Century. Like his fellow officers, he soon developed a taste for the local ‘eau de vie’, whose contribution to the wealth, architecture and beauty of the city, should never be underestimated. However, his interest went further than simply enjoying a ‘digestif’ at the end of dinner!
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