Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy’s know-how
The world-famous Maison Hennessy distillery was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, an Irish official in the service of King Louis XV, in the French town of Cognac, in the Charente region. Initially Richard worked as a liquor salesman, today Hennessy Cognacs are the best sellers in the world. In accordance with French law, to receive the Cognac V.S.O.P. (initials of “Very Superior Old Pale”), the brandy must be produced in the French city of Cognac, from wines of specific grape varieties (98% of Cognacs use the Uni Blanc grape), be double distilled with an alcohol content maximum 72% ABV and aged for a minimum of 4 years in French oak barrels. Cognac Hennessy V.S.O.P. was created in the year 1817 after the then Prince Regent of the United Kingdom and later King George IV requested a “Very Superior Old Pale cognac”, since then the initials V.S.O.P. began to be used as a benchmark for the quality of the drink. It is made up of a blend of more than 60 eaux-de-vies produced from wines from four Cognac sub-regions: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois.