Inspired in 1865 by a decorative handle of his office window, Maurice Hennessy created the now-famous star symbol that he would use to classify his Cognacs. Thus was born the 3-Star Cognac, better known today as Hennessy VS (Very Special), which is a complex blend of more than forty eaux-de-vie (brandy parcels) from the four premier growing areas of the Cognac region. It brings together an intense and fruity character with oaky notes. On the palate, powerful flavours suggest grilled almonds, supported by notes reminiscent of fresh grapes.
Hennessy Cognac has several editions of bottles and even has a Collector’s Bottle section. Manufactured in the south-west of France, it comes in different flavours with distinct aromas. The few really famous products of Hennessy Cognac are as follows: Hennessy VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) —this drink was created in 1917 for the future King of Britain, King George IV. The reason for its tastefulness lies in the procedure of its production. It develops in 6-12 years in oak barrels.
Hennessy VS (Very Special) — this drink was manufactured in the 18th century and is famous for its aftertaste of vanilla. It is made from various cognac spirits which are collected and left in an oak barrel for about 3 to 7 years to ferment.
Hennessy XO (Extra Old) — this product is rare and was created in the late 19th century. It has been manufactured by the combination of hundreds of varieties of grape and takes 20 to 30 years to develop. The taste is flawless. This drink is a luxury in itself.
Since 1765, Hennessy has been associated with excellence and mystery thanks to its priceless heritage: the largest and most diverse reserve of eau-de-vie in the world.
The intense and fruity flavours of V.S make it a versatile cognac to enjoy neat, on ice or as a mixer,The eaux-de-vie used in the V.S are aged between two and eight years; selected for their vivacity, they are matured in young oak barrels until the cognac achieves the signature consistency and quality that is synonymous with the Hennessy name and the style.
Hints of spice vanilla with subtle floral and oak notes; lively and robust flavours ideal for a wide array of cocktails; aged to maturity in oak barrels and loaded with wonderful nutty notes and aroma,Enjoy neat, on the rocks, with a dash of water, in long drinks or refined cocktails
- Hennessy VS is medium amber with fine aromas of sweet fruit, honey, caramel, cloves, nuts and oaky notes.
- The palate is round with smooth fruity flavours of orange peel, prune and vanilla on a long lingering finish.
- Hennessy V.S. is a reference in the art of blending with its unique style. The union of warm-hearted and full-bodied flavours.
- Hennessy V.S. endures through the ages and pleases connoisseurs searching for a very special moment.
- A blend of eaux de vies aged for up to 8 years in French oak casks.
- Enjoy it neat, on ice or with a mixer for a real experience of its character.
|Serving Suggestion||Enjoy as a long drink over ice with ginger ale, adding to the spicy mix|
|Country of origin||France|
|Location Produced In||France, Cognac|
|Alcohol Content||40% Vol|