For this milestone anniversary, the House wished to pay tribute to the legacy of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, but with a timelessly forward-looking design. The original Cognac bottle, known as the charentaise, dates back to the mid-19thcentury. For Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège’s 200th anniversary, Hennessy has rethought the architectural, slope-shouldered charentaise in a limited-edition carafe. Archival design elements, notably the House’s vine leaf motif and vintage stamps, were inspired from the Cognac’s original label. This homage to the past comes in a distinctly modern coffret in brushed aluminum, bearing words excerpted from the future King George IV’s request for a “very superior old” Cognac. The use of copper-colored embellishment nods to the traditional alembic stills used to distill eaux-de-vie; its handle in full-grain natural leather will take on the patina of time, recalling the aprons worn by coopers, the artisans who craft barrels from staves of aged oak.
Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege 200th Anniversary Cognac
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