Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirit Awards 2012
Richard Hennessy founded his eponymous Cognac distillery in 1765. In 1817, the Prince of Wales (and future King of England) George IV asked Hennessy to create a “very special old pale” Cognac for him, and thus the labeling term VSOP was born. The Privilège VSOP displays aromas of oak, fruit and cinnamon on the nose, while flavors of vanilla, honey, apple and spice also move across the palate.
Hennessy V.S.O.P is perhaps one of the best known cognacs. Because it is the cognac many are familiar, it is often the benchmark for all other V.S.O.P cognacs. The complexity, distinguished flavors and aromas of Hennessy V.S.O.P. make it excellent for casual sipping and also makes for a versatile cocktail mixer.