It’s no secret that Hennessy, a 250+ year cognac house with rich history, is known for its ultra high end, high price point cognacs that sometimes WOW and other times are okay. But at the low end point, (Around $30 USD) the Hennessy V.S. is often underlooked and in my opinion, underrated.
Is it going to give you the rich, deep notes that you’d often find in a $150-$200 bottle? Maybe not. Is it going to be perfectly fine for a low key night on the patio while enjoying a cigar? ABSOLUTELY.
The cognac is a blend of approximately 40 different barrels, each of which has been aged for up to 8 years in French oak casks and is bottled at a standard 40% ABV (80 proof).
My favorite thing to do with the Hennessy V.S., though, is to mix it to make a Classic Sidecar.
- 2 oz Hennessy V.S or V.S.O.P Privilège
- .75 oz Grand Marnier
- .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- Garnish: Lemon Twist and sugared rimhttps://www.hennessy.com/us/cocktails/sidecar/