The original X.O was created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his circle of friends. X.O was born at a turning point in history and introduced a new style of cognac: bold, rich and complex. The 100 eaux-de-vie assembled to create X.O were aged for 30 years, the source of the name X.O or "extra old."
Flavors of candied fruit and a subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony: a mark of the cognac's roundness. The long finish expresses all the complexity of the cognac’s blending and its long aging process.