The “Hennessey” house may produce a limited edition of their reference cognac in honor of the Olympic Games in 2014. This idea was suggested by journalists on Thursday to a descendant of the founder of the brand Maurice Richard Hennessy at a meeting in Sochi.
“It’s a good idea, deserving reflection,” – he responded, making note of his family’s longstanding ties with Russia.
The Frenchman said that in 1818 the widow of Emperor Paul I requested the House to produce a cognac for her son Alexander I, on his birthday. Since then, the “Hennessey” dynasty received regular orders from the Romanov family until 1917.
Source: Voice of Russia