Hennessy Cognac VSOP Privilege

(0.7l, 43%)

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In 1994, Kim Jong II was the world's largest single buyer of Hennessy Cognac.

Richard Hennessy (an Irish aristocrat!) moved to France in the mid 18th century, served 12 years in the French Army to gain his citizenship, and then opened his distillery in 1765. The talents of seven generations of cellar-masters from the Fillioux family have enabled Hennessy to constitute the most remarkable reserves of rare eaux-de-vie in the world.

Today, Hennessy is part of LVMH Group, dominating the globe as one of the most famed, innovative, and revolutionary cognac companies. The Hennessy estate is in the famous town of Cognac in Charente, the epicenter of all that is Cognac.

Hennessy was even decreed by the Crown (King George IV of Great Britain, Prince of Wales) to create a “very superior old pale Cognac,” a distinction that remains well known to this day. The world’s first, VSOP came into the world, a harmonious combination of over 60 eaux-de-vie that only a Hennessy Master could muster.

This Hennessy expression is crafted using grapes from the hallowed ground surrounding the famous Charente River; Ugni Blanc grapes. Notorious for their light and fruity flavor they are distilled using a double copper pot technique. The eaux-de-vie catch some beauty rest in French oak casks, for up to 15 years before being bottled at 40% ABV. This VSOP features notes of vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and candied fruit.

Smartass Corner:
King George IV of Great Britain, Prince of Wales was a bit of a party animal. He had several mistresses. He was extravagant with money and became badly in debt. He very much loved the finer things in life (he even undertook rebuilding of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle). Nevertheless his heavy drinking, indulgent lifestyle yielded a great Cognac, and to that we say cheers. 

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What does Hennessy Cognac VSOP Privilege taste like?

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There are six different vine-growing areas (cru) authorised to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois and Bois Ordinaires.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color

Nose / Aroma
Fruit bouquet, honey

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, cove, cinnamon, candied fruit, Brandy

Woody notes