Richard Hennessy, an Irish Jacobite who opened a distillery in 1765, could never have imagined the size to which his small firm would grow. Hennessy was in the right place at the right time, since the alcoholic spirits trade was thriving, and alcoholic spirits were immensely popular not only among the French, but also among many people throughout the British Empire. Furthermore, Hennessy and other cognac manufacturers benefited from rum shortages caused by the Seven Years War. In the 1970s, a fifth-generation descendant of Richard, Kilian Hennessy, took over as CEO of the family business. She handled the company’s merger with French wine firm Mot & Chandon in 1971, resulting in one of the world’s largest beverage corporations. in the entire world The company was reinforced further in 1987 when it merged with fashion major Louis Vuitton to form LVMH. However, due to a management crisis the following year, Guinness (now Diageo) joined the company by gaining a 34 percent stake. Hennessy currently sells over 50 million bottles of cognac per year, accounting for more than 40% of global supply.
The Paradis is a combination of more than 100 eaux de vie ranging in age from 30 to 100 years.