Lavishly illustrated, this is the first book on the world's most famous cognac producer. Considered a benchmark of excellence, its blends have become icons of refinement and luxury. In Hennessy: A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit, renowned writer Glenn O’Brien invites the reader to discover the history of cognac. The highly entertaining text, filled with extraordinary events and O’Brien’s irresistible humor, is married with classic cocktail recipes and evocative imagery that conveys the lifestyle of the Hennessy connoisseur through the ages, including the Mad Men of the 1960s and today’s stars of hip-hop. Featuring contributions from such cultural luminaries as Shepard Fairey, Nas, Futura, Fab 5 Freddy, and Todd Selby as well as never-before-seen images from the Hennessy archive, Hennessy: A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit is an informative and engaging account of the world’s most revered brandy and a book that belongs on every cognac enthusiast’s shelf.