Brandy - Cognac

Hennessy Black Cognac

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Brandy category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Hennessy Cognacs are some of the most famous brandies in the world and (bafflingly) popular in the hip-hop world. From the 1765 founding by Richard Hennessy (of Ireland), it has reached a point where it sold over 35 million bottles in 2001.

Hennessy Black cognac is a new launch in 2011.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Phizbin Phizbin (393)
Rating: 2.0 (2013-01-26)
I'm comparing this directly to Hennessy VS and taking the marketing at its word of being different. Where the VS has an airy white-wine quality, this is more like grape juice or blackberry jam out of the little packets at Denny's over breakfast. Undertone of artificiality I don't like. Tasting isn't much better. It's a little bitter on the follow-though, though I admit it's smooth. I can't imagine what I'd do with a whole bottle of this. It might work well in a cocktail but I didn't try it that way. VS is much, much better.
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mct (2015-07-30):
I think this is similar to the "double black" version of the Johnnie Walker. Same marketing strategies promise a mysterious complex blend but somehow just taste as if it was just "flavored".

JColeM JColeM (7)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-08-25)
Very smooth....not terribly expensive either.
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