Hennessy XO Cognac

70cl / 40%
The original 'extra-old' cognac, first bottled in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for family and friends. Darker and much more complex than the VSOP, with appealing leather and tobacco notes and a touch of spice – a great cigar Cognac.


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Prunes Prunes
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Hennessy XO Cognac Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: The first wave, rich in dried-fruit aromas such as prunes and dried figs overcomes you. The aromas evolve to a more dense notes of chocolate and black pepper, mellowed by cinnamon, clove and cardamom.

    Palate: Very balanced on the palate, XO confirms the aromas discovered by scent: dried fruit and chocolate. Elegant and robust, it reveals balance, roundness and harmony among aromas underlined by the strength of peppery notes and vegetable fragrances from the oak. 

    Finish: A lovely long aftertaste is enrobed in velvet, conferring the last sweet notes of cinnamon and vanilla.


28 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 February

    A lovely cognac and easy to sip just a brillaint all rounder, will be buying much more in the future, a lovely sipping drink after a hard days work to chill out to! Great buy, even comes in a beautiful box and bottle.

  • 5
    27 October 2015

    Best in price range

  • 2
    17 September 2015

    Below average Cognac with very simple nose and not much complexity. Very little fire thanks to the heavy dose of caramel added.

  • 5
    23 June 2014

    It is a first class Cognac, definitely not to be rushed. I think it holds it's own against others and I do keep coming back to it. I will return to buy again, and again,,,,,,,,

  • Anonymous 26 March 2014

    Just the best sipper out there. I am more a rum and whiskey man but this is fantastic

  • Connoisseur king 2 October 2013

    Chaps I'm back again it's been to long my old friends,I've spent much time in France hence the big gap from my last post...I've been drinking several different brands which I have enjoyed BUT one must return to my first love, Hennessy xo this bottle will be making his way to me as we speak,complete pleasure and passion on ones lips....my fellow ladies and gentlemen raise a glass an salute this exquisite product.

  • I.J-McIntyre 13 February 2013

    Stunning XO; can't believe one reviewer put this last out the other XO's? Fabulous stuff! And superbly safely packaged by TWEX. Well done and thank you gents (and ladies).

  • Connoisseur king 24 December 2012

    Chaps I'm back just to say I have just had the first glass of this unbelievable tasting fluid, my god this drink never let's you down..this is surely a drink from the gods..I'd like to thank the whiskey exchange an wish u all a merry Christmas, there is no better way to ring and dance the new year in with the chums and a bottle of pure magic..god bless the xo.. Bang on

  • WB 5 December 2012

    Most certainly one of the best cognacs around in this price range. Far better than Courvoisier XO, Martel Cordon Bleu & Remy XO. Probably even slightly better than the more expensive Martel XO. A truly wonderful cognac, for connoisseurs and cognac newbies alike. Personally, I prefer it to Paradis - it seems to have a much more robust and complex flavour-array.

  • Connoisseur king 17 October 2012

    Fantastic drink I enjoyed several with the chums,I'm just in the middle of another purchase of this fine product. Chaps there is nothing quite like a fine cigar and a Hennessy xo at the end of a long hard day after working your fingers to the bone. As a connoisseur I enjoy the finer things in life this drink being one of them, oh yes an my beautiful wife

  • Anonymous 31 March 2012

    This is incredible. Along with Paul Beau Hors D'age and Remy Martin XO Premier Cru Cognac - my favourite.

  • Chetan 6 November 2011

    Simply the best i ever had....

  • Anonymous 1 August 2011

    Your price is fantastic. I just visited the Henessey distillery in Cognac and paid a lot more for a bottle of XO in the shop. After a few sample glasses at the end of the tour I still think it was good value. The aroma in the ageing room is just wonderful.

  • S. Simpkins 6 June 2011

    the aroma by its self could satisfy, the favor is richness that cascades across your tongue..in one word.... marvelous

  • Anonymous 14 April 2011

    This stuff is good. It has a sweet aftertaste tempting you to go back for more. Best sipping experience you'll ever have for a spirit in this price range.I can't comment on the other XOs because I could never justify spending £100 on something that might not be as good, so I went for Hennessy every time because that taste is engraved into your brain and you want nothing else.

  • Mark. 11.02.11 11 February 2011

    An absolutely beautiful cognac. You can smell the quality as soon as you open the bottle. It may be a bit more expensive than other brands, but, you get what you pay for. Fantastic.

  • Anonymous 29 January 2011

    Tried several XO's now and keep returningto the Hennessy, absolutely exquisite.

  • F C J G Sherwin 17 December 2010

    Outstanding cognac and in my opinion superior to the Hine Antique XO, which is slightly more expensive. I also prefer it to the Hennessy Paradis which is usually around £300. Fantastic price at thewhiskyexchange.com and arrived within two days. Will definitely be bought again and definitely form here.

  • Nick G 26 November 2010

    To the guy who thinks Hennessy xo is outclassed by Martell xo.. You cannot be serious??

  • Happy Guest 13 March 2010

    Our table had a bottle at a wedding celebration dinner in Guangzhou, China Monday night. Simply wonderful! A great ending to a beautiful celebration. However not as beautiful as the bride.

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