|House of Hennessy on the river Charente in Cognac, France|
Cognac maker Hennessy has hired icon architect Frank Gehry, 91, to design a XO decanter, which will be made into 150 limited edition units priced at $19,130 each to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary. Enough said.
|Architect Frank Gehry|
Hennessy XO was first created by Maurice Hennessy and cellar master Emile Fillioux in 1870. It caught on. In 1947, Gérald de Geoffre, a member of the Hennessy family, created the current Hennessy XO carafe.
Remind me, your Highness what is Cognac? Cognac is a brandy named after the village of Cognac in France. Cognac begins life as fermented grape juice that first turns into wine. Bourbon, for example, is a whiskey made from fermented grain. Cheers!