|Bernard Peillon, Chairman & CEO; Boris de Vroomen, International Director|
|Revenue||EUR954.2 million (2012)|
Jas Hennessy & Co., commonly known simply as Hennessy (French pronunciation: [?n?si]; by some English speakers casually referred to as "Henny"), is a French brandy distiller with its headquarters located 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 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 Irish Jacobite military officer Richard Hennessy in 1765. His son James Hennessy gave the company its name Jas Hennessy & Co in 1813. During the 1970s, Kilian Hennessy, a fifth-generation direct descendant 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.
Moët Hennessy merged with Louis Vuitton in 1987, creating one of the world's largest luxury brand conglomerates, Louis Vuitton o Moët-Hennessy or LVMH. In 1988, a management crisis led to the group's takeover by Bernard Arnault, owner of the haute couture house Christian Dior, with the support of Guinness. Kilian Hennessy remained on the company's advisory board until his death in 2010 at the age of 103.
Recently, Hennessy has tried to broaden the appeal of the drink beyond its traditional base of older drinkers by introducing new products such as "Pure White", "Hennessy Black" and "Fine de Cognac" and marketing them accordingly.
|Collector bottle||Year released||Description||Notes|
|Hennessy VS "44"||2009||Honor of 44th president Barack Obama|
|Hennessy VS "NUL"||2010||National Urban League|
|Hennessy VS "BOA"||2010||Blending of Art (five different bottles with two designers per)|
|Hennessy VS "KAWS"||2011||New York graffiti artist KAWS design|
|Hennessy Fine De Cognac and Tea||2011||Tea House Maison de Thé Théodor|
|Hennessy VSOP Helios||2011||Gold Bottle (named after Greek god of sun)|
|Hennessy VSOP "NyX"||2011||Platinum bottle (label glows under black light)|
|Hennessy VSOP Kyrios||2012||Black bottle (3D label)|
|Hennessy VSOP Depuis||2013||Red bottle|
|Hennessy XO Odyssey||2007-11||Released every year since 2007 (2011 bottle sits on rock formation)|
|Hennessy Kenzo||1997-99||Fashion designer Kenzo (subsidiary of LVMH)||[n 1]|
|Hennessy Red Book||2011||Levandovka filling|
|Hennessy X Futura||2012||New York graffiti artist Futura|
|Hennessy Luminous||2013||Brand name on label has luminous glow|
Hennessy sponsors the New Irish Writing competition in the Irish Independent, and the associated annual Hennessy Literary Award, that has launched such Irish writers as Joseph O'Connor, Dermot Bolger, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Frank McGuinness, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Dermot Healy and Neil Jordan.
Hennessy is mentioned in hundreds of hip-hop songs, including "KC Tea" (2010) by Tech N9ne, "Hennessey" (2004) by 2Pac, "Hennesey N Buddah" (2000), by Snoop Dogg  and "Love Scars" by Trippie Redd. It was also mentioned in the opening verse of Korean girl group Blackpink's debut song, "Boombayah" as well as Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance".
The cognac was notably mentioned in the chorus of the Drake single "One Dance" (2016), in which the rapper references having a Hennessy in his hand. The song saw immense global popularity and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.Hennessy is also mentioned in Blackbear' song "Moodz" featuring 24 Hours and in Jenny Lewis' song "Red Bull & Hennessy".