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Hennessy VSOP Kyrios Limited Edition Cognac
This release was the first variation of the new Hennessy VSOP carafe, a brainchild of automobile designer Chris Bangle launched worldwide in 2012. Hennessy VSOP Kyrios Limited Edition Cognac joined the Hennessy VSOP Privilege Collection as the epitome of a true collector’s bottle. Taking design cues from the character of Hennessy VSOP, Kyrios was forged with class, exclusivity and desirability in mind.
While this release represents Chris Bangle’s contemporary iteration of the Hennessy VSOP bottle, it nevertheless carries on the heritage as the exact same blend commissioned by King George the IV almost two centuries ago. The House of Hennessy specializes in distilling their eaux-de-vie without the lees for a smooth, clean palate and utilizing humid cellars for a steady maturation. As the largest Cognac Maison worldwide, we can trust that Hennessy knows exactly how to make each eau-de-vie work in tandem with one another to create the ultimate sensory experience.
Presentation of the Bottle
The distinct shape of Hennessy VSOP has been dressed in matte carbon black this time, giving the Kyrios a quiet brilliance. Copper grapes decorate the bottle as a reminder of the ancestral savoir-faire and elaborate craftsmanship of the blend, while slick lines flank the Hennessy VSOP label to accentuate the silhouette. The label itself is an innovation, being the very first 3D label to be used on a spirit bottle, proudly emblazoning the 1817 monogram. By night, Kyrios comes alive with a glow from the flanking silhouette lines that shine in bright copper under blacklight. Truly a Cognac to enjoy after dark.
This is a great Cognac to sip neat from a tulip glass or a tumbler with ice. Enjoy it in a club under dim lighting and watch the bottle’s fine details shine while you enjoy the complex, rounded taste of this classic VSOP expression.
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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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