When it comes to cognac, Hennessy has long been a leading name. Hennessy produces more than 40 percent of the world’s Cognac and is the No. 1 selling brand in the United States. Hennessy’s legacy began seven generations ago with Irishman Richard Hennessy, who started the company as a trading post for his productions of eau de vie. Since then, the company has grown to a huge brand, now owned by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton).
In keeping with its legacy of excellence, Hennessy’s Ellipse Cognac now comes in an elliptical Baccarat crystal decanter that was specially designed by Thomas Bastide for Hennessy. It is priced at $6,500 and sells at Harrods.