Hennessy V.S.O.P Cognac
From the Maker:
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality.
About the Maker:
The collaboration and shared passion of Two Families – Hennessy and Fillioux (pronounced "Fee-You") – is at the heart of Hennessy’s unique legacy. The Hennessy and Fillioux families passed down a tradition of excellence in cognac making that ensures the consistent quality, craftsmanship and savoir-faire of Hennessy.
Cognac is both a product and a place. Like champagne, cognac the product, takes its name from its place of birth – Cognac, France. Cognac is a spirit distilled from grapes that come from the designated cognac growing area and must adhere to extremely stringent rules of production.
It’s important to emphasize the three pillars of craftsmanship: Selection, Maturation and Blending. At Hennessy, the Master Blender and Tasting Committee members gather each day to sample eaux-de-vie. They taste, evaluate and select up to 40-50 eaux-de-vie from the four best crus in the region. They taste 10,000 samples per year!