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03/10/2010Cognac magnate Kilian Hennessy dies at 103: official

Kilian Hennessy, the patriarch of the eponymous cognac distillery, has died at the age of 103, the mayor of the French town of Saint-Brice where he resided said on Sunday.

Hennessy, who was CEO of the family firm in the 1970s, died Friday in Switzerland where he also resided part time, Saint-Brice mayor Andre Pelletant told AFP.

A member of the fifth generation of the family of Irishman Richard Hennessy who founded the brand in 1765, Kilian Hennessy steered the company into a merger with the Moet & Chandon champagne house to create Moet-Hennessy in 1971.

The company then became part of the Louis Vuitton - Moet Hennessy (LVMH) luxury group in 1987, where Kilian Hennessy was still an advisory board member until his death.



© 2010 AFP


2 reactions to this article

Chris Lewis posted: 2013-01-21 19:07:30

I'm researching Hennessy because I do not want
to indulge in the consumption of Whiskey, Tequila, or
Vodka.

Michael posted: 2013-02-11 22:00:58

It was Irish cognac at first time, actually..I like Cognac, but I preferring Courvoasier..

2 reactions to this article

Chris Lewis posted: 2013-01-21 19:07:30

I'm researching Hennessy because I do not want
to indulge in the consumption of Whiskey, Tequila, or
Vodka.

Michael posted: 2013-02-11 22:00:58

It was Irish cognac at first time, actually..I like Cognac, but I preferring Courvoasier..

 
 
 
 
 
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