Hennessy Black Cognac
Hennessy Black is a blend of 35 to 45, pale- and gold-colored eaux-de-vies. (Cognac is made from eaux-de-vie, which literally means “waters of life,” produced by doubly distilling the white wines produced in any of the growth areas of Cognac, France.) Hennessy Black is then aged in older French oak barrels, that were previously used for Hennessy, for at least five years, which gives the cognac a lighter color and less of a wood influence in its taste profile. The result: Hennessy Black is not only smooth, but versatile with floral notes and hints of citrus and honey and scents of jasmine, daffodils and orange flowers.
Hennessy Black is the highly versatile, decidedly different new Cognac from the world’s leading Cognac house. A delightful celebration of contrasts, intense yet surprisingly delicate and smooth. Hennessy Black enchants with distinct aromas of fresh fruit and white flowers. The cognac’s refined elegance conceals an unexpected smoothness. Elegant, floral, and distinctively refined. A fresh cognac with scents of jasmine, daffodils, and orange flowers that are delicately mixed with hints of citrus, honey and fresh grapes.
In 1859, Hennessy made its first delivery. The cognac first made its Far East debut in China and quickly became a foreign ambassador for French Culture. To this day, Hennessy is still an icon in Chinese culture and used to celebrate during family celebrations & at high-end restaurants. Hennessy VS became known as the most popular cognac in the world in 1865. Maurice Hennessy, Richard’s great-grandson, created a star classification system to distinguish cognac’s qualities. The brand finally reaches the United States in 1972 and quickly gained popularity. In 2011, Yann Fillioux created the Paradis Impérial after he was inspired by a lengend of a rare blend of 1818 Cognac. Paradis Impérial was reportedly created for Czar Alexander I of Russia. Yann and designer Stéphanie Balini created the faceted shape for the ornate crystal decanter.
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