Ladies & Gentlemen, let me introduce, The one, The only: Hennessy VS cognac. Applause!
An iconic cognac, surely the most famous and sold cognac on planet Earth and in the universe! A unique “eau-de-vie” with its own perfumes and aromas.
Thousands of Henny bottles are produced and drunk every year, hundreds of video clips or songs about Hennessy cognacs, famous rapper’s cliché (NAS, 2Pac…), special cognac editions (The Twins, Felipe Pantone, JonOne, Pininfarina)…
There are so many things to say about it! Let’s Go!
Table of contents
Hennessy Very Special cognac : ID card
- Brand : Hennessy
- Classification : VS cognac
- Aged : minimum 2 years
- Controlled appellation : Blend
- Proof : 40% ABV
- Bottle size : 70cl
- Cask : French limousin oak
- Still Type : copper pot (alembic charentais)
The Hennessy VS cognac bottle
45cm tall, 700ml, a cognac bottle with lovely hips and shapes, a simple design for efficiency.
There’s a rounded place for the cognac brand sticker to the front, the famous “Hennessy armed arm” in gold over black, and a single baseline “Maison fondé” with the 1765 year. It’s based on Richard’s Hennessy family coat of arms.
Then, the main label starts with armorial bearings and the brand Hennessy in the unique font NR2653 from NR2154 studio. The rest is quite usual: the Very Special cognac named in caps, the founder name, and what cognac is all about a unique area in France where the “eau-de-vie” is crafted, distilled, and bottled.
To complete the design, a golden vine frieze surrounds the whole with grapes and leaves.
Tasting Hennessy VS cognac
It’s a VS cognac blend, so it has aged at least 2 years in casks of French Limousin oak, some up to 5.
40 different “eaux-de-vie” are used in this blend and a mix from all cognac areas: Bois Ordinaires, Borderies, Bons Bois, Fins Bois, Petite Champagne, and Grande Champagne.
Cognac is made from the selection of the finest Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) grapes, fermented and distilled twice in copper pot stills.
Moreover, the master blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde and his expert committee also choose older casks to impart depth and balance. It’s always about cognac quality and tasting.
The cognac color
The color is bright and clear, a deep golden color thinking of fall leaves and caramel.
The cognac nose
During the smell, you’ll enjoy these perfumes and scents :
The cognac palate
To sum up, you will found these aromas during this VS cognac drinking :
- wood staves
- winter spices like cinnamon and clove
- a fresh and floral finish
It is an unforgettable experience that keeps in mind and lingers on the tongue, a unique experience shared by thousands of consumers worldwide.
How to drink Hennessy VS?
- Straight from the cognac bottle, like famous rappers (Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Lil Wayne),
- The traditional way is to fully appreciate perfumes and aromas in a nice cognac tulip glass.
- In a nice wine glass (Burgundy), a small ice cube, and a dash of sparkling water: simple and basic
- Or in cocktails…