Jas Hennessy & Co., or more simply Hennessy, is a cognac house with headquarters in Cognac, France. Jas Hennessy & Co. sells about 50 million bottles a year worldwide, or more than 40 percent of the world’s cognac, making it the world's largest cognac producer. It is owned by Moët Hennessy, which is in turn owned by LVMH (66%) and Diageo (34%).
The Hennessy cognac distillery was founded by Irishman Richard Hennessy in 1765. During the 1970s, Kilian Hennessy, a fifth generation direct descendent of Hennessy, became the CEO of Hennessy, succeeding his first cousin Maurice-Richard. Kilian Hennessy spearheaded the company's 1971 merger with Moët et Chandon, which created Moët Hennessy.
Hennessy Black, Hennessy White, Hennessy V.S, Privilége V.S.O.P, Fine de Cognac, Hennessy X.O, Deutschland Moet Hennessy, Pure White, Private Reserve, Hennessy Paradis, Hennessy Diptyque, Richard Hennessy, Timeless (2000 units produced), Ellipse (2000 units produced), Beauté du Siècle (100 units produced, in chest), Hennessy VVVV (1860), Hennessy No.1, Hennessy Silver Jubilee (1977), Hennessy First Landing 1868, Hennessy Prive (Travel Retail Exclusive), Hennessy Library.