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Hennessy Black: A Cognac “Done Differently”
Hennessy Black is the iconic brand's first major launch since the Hennessy VS in 1961. Designed to be used as a base to your favorite cocktail or spirit and mixer, it's a versatile VS housed in a contemporary and chic bottle. Multifaceted in flavor, it ranges from citrus to floral with a delightful fresh burst of grapes. It is available in a larger 1000ml format, meaning there’s plenty to go around at your next dinner party!
The blend is distinctively smooth with a mix of 35-45 unique, pale and gold-colored eaux-de-vie, specially selected for their elegance and refined florality. This eaux-de-vie are left to age in old French oak barrels that are at least five years old, a true example of Hennessy's craftsmanship and respect for their heritage and history. It’s important to note that the Hennessy Black is not 5 years old, and is, in fact, a VS of around 2 or 3 years.
What makes Hennessy Black stand out from the rest of their range is its specific production for cocktails and mixed drinks. It's marketed as a premium product and its slightly higher price tag (compared to others in its age category) gives it an element of exclusivity, found only in the most upmarket bars and nightclubs. It is a Cognac for the modern drinker, yet still remains true to the quality and trust of the Hennessy brand heritage. Mark Cornell, CEO of Moet Hennessy USA, calls it a Cognac "Done Different", an elevated Cognac for a fun yet sophisticated drinking experience.
Presentation of the Bottle:
An bold black bell-shaped 1-liter bottle houses this refined and refreshing Cognac. Stylish and simple, it stands out thanks to its unique black and silver detailing, a daring design for the daring drinker.
How to Enjoy:
This is most certainly a Cognac to be enjoyed with a mixer or in a cocktail. Hennessy provide several cocktail recipes designed by mixologists specially for this unique VS:
- HENNESSY BLACK Ice: lemon juice and simple syrup.
- HENNESSY BLACK Bull: coffee liqueur and cola.
- HENNESSY BLACK Spice: ginger, simple syrup, lemon juice.
- HENNESSY BLACK Royale: Champagne, lemon juice and simple syrup.
- HENNESSY BLACK Velvet: Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino liqueur, orange bitters.
Go on, try one yourself and see which is your favorite!
Really enjoyed the smoothness of this brand of Hennessey.
About Hennessy Cognac
You may think, that with Hennessy’s ability to innovate and push boundaries, they are a thoroughly ‘modern’ Cognac brand. This is a large part of their immense success and influence. The very French brand based in the Charente region, in fact, dates all the way back to 1765 - to Ireland - but have managed to shapeshift enough times to remain more relevant than ever before - with current Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Their range of uber-trendy products is ever expanding, and their marketing campaigns all the more captivating. There is no doubt that ‘Henny’ culture is alive and kicking: both Cognac and a fifth of Hennessy are mentioned in what seems like hundreds of songs.
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