Koniak Hennessy VS Very Special
Obszar wzrostu i gleba: Blend
Hennessy VS: A Cognac tour de force
Representing centuries of Cognac making, Hennessy Cognac VS (Very Special) is a timeless icon: true to its origins, but always looking to the future. 40 different eaux-de-vie from across all Cognac regions are used in the blend, with a minimum age of two years and some aged up to five.
To create the eaux-de-vie for Hennessy’s signature, the finest Ugni Blanc grapes are selected, fermented and distilled twice in copper pot stills, known locally as alembic charentais. While some producers choose to distil their spirit with grape skins and other types of sediment, Hennessy removes this to create a lighter and more delicate Cognac. After distillation, only the best eaux-de-vie will be selected during tasting sessions held by a select committee of experts, with the final blend crafted by Hennessy’s eighth-generation master blender, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.
Maison Hennessy uses casks of French Limousin oak to age their VS Cognac, imparting a robust, nutty note to complement the light and fruity grape characteristics. Before they even get to touch the spirit, the wood for the casks has been left outside for several years, exposing it to the changing seasons to reduce bitter flavors and develop a natural vanilla sweetness.
Every tiny detail of Hennessy’s Cognac production is deliberate; the location of their cellars (or chais in French) on the banks of the River Charente has been chosen to provide a humid environment, with a relative moisture level of at least 90% to accelerate the angel’s share of alcohol vapors and create a more mellow spirit.
While all the parts of the blend have to be at least two years old, the master blender also chooses older casks to impart depth and balance - the aim is certainly not to produce the cheapest cognac out there.
It might be a French icon, but Maison Hennessy was actually founded by an Irishman named Richard Hennessy in 1765. Today, it’s the world’s largest producer of Cognac, accounting for an impressive 40% of the market share.
Richard’s great-grandson Maurice created a star-based system in 1865 for signifying Cognac quality, which was shortly adopted by other producers as the industry standard. The beloved Hennessy 3-star Cognac later became Hennessy VS - or just ‘Henny’ - an icon as famous as the people who drink it.
Presentation of the bottle
- Cognac age: VS
- Growth area: Blend
- Bottle size: 700ml
- Presentation box: None
- ABV: 40%
- Brand: Hennessy Cognac
How to enjoy Hennessy VS
Celebrities like Kanye West may drink it straight from the bottle, but we recommend trying Hennessy VS on its own in a tulip glass, or over ice. House of Hennessy ambassador Marc Boissonet recommends keeping it simple by adding bubbles: “A nice burgundy glass with a solid ice cube and a dash of sparkling water… that’s a way to enjoy it.”
Hennessy VS is also the perfect base for classic and modern cocktails: try it in a Sidecar, or make a twist on the Old Fashioned with a dash of ginger syrup and bitters.
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Just please don't hate me when reading this review...
If not want to read long, my conclusion is go buying something else! Lack of smell, structure, body, aromas, and the worst of all... aftertaste. The positive side, the only one I had, is oak note, which come in a little harsh feeling too. Smell almost nothing but alcohol, and taste almost nothing...
Add a bit of cold water to release all flavors
In my opinion, the flavors get only released when you add a little bit of cold water. I would not recommend to drink this VS neat. On the contrary, add a little cold water and let it devlop for a moment of time (15 minutes) accordingly. The aromas open up more and more every time you take a new sip....
Henny VS: oaky, fresh, spicy and sweet
Henny VS: oaky, fresh, spicy and sweet. It has boldness, nice texture/viscosity, and wide availability. Hennessy, just like Jonny Walker, I'd an epitome of success and a favorite scapegoat to a myriads of self proclaimed " connoisseurs" on the internet. To each, their own. Henny VS greets with a bold...
O Hennessy Cognac
Można pomyśleć, że dzięki zdolności Hennessy do wprowadzania innowacji i przekraczania granic, jest to całkowicie "nowoczesna" marka koniaku. Jest to duża część ich ogromnego sukcesu i wpływu. Ta francuska marka z siedzibą w regionie Charente, której początki sięgają 1765 roku - do Irlandii - zdołała zmienić swój kształt wystarczająco wiele razy, aby pozostać bardziej aktualną niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej - z obecnym Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Ich gama niezwykle modnych produktów stale się poszerza, a ich kampanie marketingowe są jeszcze bardziej urzekające. Nie ma wątpliwości, że kultura "Henny" żyje i ma się dobrze: zarówno koniak, jak i piąta część Hennessy są wymieniane w setkach piosenek.
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