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Find out more about XO cognac, a premium distilled wine with spicy aromas, plus how to best enjoy this luxury style of cognac.
Created in 1870 for the personal use of Maurice Hennessy and his family and friends, XO is a type of distilled wine and is widely considered the ultimate in luxury cognac. It is steeped with woody, spicy aromas. Hennessy XO is blended from more than 100 eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies) from Cognac's finest growing regions and remains the 'original' Cognac for its timeless, balanced and complex flavour. Traditionally XO is enjoyed after a meal however it is becoming increasingly popular to enjoy it 'on the rocks' (splashed over ice).