Review: Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac
A 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.
B / $65 / hennessy.com [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]
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!