A Toast to the World’s Preeminent Spirit

The first book on Hennessy the world’s most famous Cognac producer

Hennessy Book

A Toast to the World’s Preeminent Spirit is the first book on Hennessy the world’s most famous Cognac producer. Author Glenn O’Brien  invites the reader to discover the history of Cognac. 

Humorously entertaining
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.

R. et Y. Fillioux
R. et Y. Fillioux

Engaging contributions
Featuring contributions from such cultural luminaries as Shepard Fairey, Nas, Futura, Fab 5 Freddy, Arik Levy, and Todd Selby, ever-suave illustrations by Jean-Philippe Delhomme, as well as never-before-seen images from the Hennessy archive, HENNESSY is an informative and engaging account of the world’s most revered brandy and a book that belongs on every Cognac enthusiast’s shelf.


About the Author and Illustrator:
Glenn O’Brien was an author, an essayist who wrote extensively on the subjects of music, art, fashion, and popular culture. His world-syndicated column “The Style Guy” was the style bible for several generations of men, and he was the author of How to Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman, also illustrated by Jean-Philippe Delhomme (Rizzoli, 2011).

About the painter and an illustrator:
Jean-Philippe Delhomme has contributed to numerous magazines around the world including Departures, W magazine, Interview, I.D. magazine, The New Yorker, Town & Country, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Casa Brutus, Case da Abitare, and Libération, and he is the author of The Cultivated Life (Rizzoli, 2009), The Unknown Hipster Diaries (August Editions, 2013) and the upcoming How to be Suave in Every Situation (Flammarion, 2017).

HENNESSY: A Toast to the World’s Preeminent Spirit





By Glenn O’Brien
With illustrations by Jean-Philippe Delhomme
Hardcover / 6.75” x 8.75” / 240 pages
$55.00 U.S. / $75.00 Canadian, £40.00 U.K.
ISBN: 978-0-847-84752-5

Jaguar E-Type: A Timeless Classic

Jaguar E-Type: A Timeless Classic

Ken Honing

Ken Honig: Take it to the top.