Richard Hennessy founded his eponymous Cognac distillery in 1765.
In 1817, the Prince of Wales (and future King of England) George IV asked Hennessy to create a very special old pale Cognac for him, and thus the labeling term V.S.O.P. was born. The Privilège V.S.O.P. displays aromas of oak, fruit and cinnamon on the nose, while flavors of vanilla, honey, apple and spice move across the palate.