In 1817, the future King George IV of England asked Hennessy to supply him with a ‘Very Superior, Old and Pale’ cognac. By the end of the 19th century, VSOP, as it had become known, had firmly established its reputation among the nobility. Hennessy continues to uphold the values of their founder, Richard Hennessy, in their commitment to superior quality. An excellence of craftmanship has been carried through many generations of the Hennessy family. They have worked with the same farmers for many years, demonstrating a belief in retaining tradition which is embodied in every stage of Hennessy VSOP’s creation.