The world’s most popular cognac meaning Very Special. Since its founding in 1765, Hennessy has been guided by a passion to craft the world’s finest Cognacs - our drive to Never Stop. Never Settle. Only the most distinctive eaux-de-vie are selected which are then carefully matured for several years in oak casks and skillfully blended to reveal their warm, full-bodied flavor. Savour the lively, fruity character that makes Hennessy the #1 V.S in the world neat, on ice, or in a cocktail.