Review: Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac

Review: Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac

hennessy privilegeA new VSOP from Hennessy, meant to stand as an upgrade to the standard-grade Hennessy, and with a slightly higher price to match.

Privilege is a perfectly acceptable brandy, with easy fruit on the nose, some raisins, some spice, and a little raspberry tea. The palate is warm, with applesauce notes, oranges, honey, and baking spice on the back end. The finish has a bit of alcohol on it — with ample caramel (like caramel candies) evident as well.

Altogether there’s really nothing shocking here, but Privilege is perhaps priced too high for what it is… and not really a huge improvement over the regular Hennessy bottling. That said, I’d have no trouble using it in a cocktail.

80 proof.

B / $65 / hennessy.com  [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac

$65
8

Rating

8.0/10

1 Comment

  1. V on February 29, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Hennessey is a Cognac and it’s smooth.rich It should be consumed heated sitting in a sifter glass sideways in a cup of hot water with a water or Coke back. Never cold it mixed that ruins a good fine Yac!

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