Hennessy X.O. is rich, full-bodied, complex, and has always embodied the finest traditions of Hennessy cognac. Originally created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy using very old eaux-de-vie, XO was reserved exclusively for his family and friends. XO is blended from more than 100 eaux-de-vie specially selected from the four premier growing areas. Some of the eaux-de-vie used in the blend have been ageing in the Hennessy warehouses since the early part of this century.
To mark the grand finale of Hennessy's 250-year anniversary marathon, the Cognac giant launches a special edition bottle of its Hennessy X.O Exclusive Collection designed by Tom Dixon: Hennessy X.O. Exclusive Collection 8. For the special edition, the British star designer got inspired by the magical qualities of crystal, diamonds, and precious stones. He chose a sparkling silver to create a relief-like surface for the bottle, to reproduce the sensation of these valuable minerals.