Hennessy Black was created in 2009 specifically for use in cocktails. Hennessy’s bold move created a cognac that is intended to be used as a mixer not just in Cognac cocktails but also to be used in place of other spirits in cocktails where cognac is not the main spirit. The color of Hennessy Black is lighter than other cognacs indicating that it might give vodka a run for its money as a mixer. Hennessy’s website notes:“Hennessy Black’s bright flavors and smooth character are ideal for cocktails, and it can be used in a variety of recipes that traditionally call for other spirits”. Hennessy Black is a young cognac and does not have a VS designation. Hennessy Black is a blend of about 45 different eaux-de-vie made from Ugni Blanc grapes that are aged about two or more years in French Limousin oak barrels that have been
|2 - 5||$63.00|
|6 - 11||$62.00|
|12 - 23||$60.00|
|Bottle Size:||750 ML|
|Alcohol by Volume:||43.0%|
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Product Stock #||CGHSBLACK750|
Color: Light yellow gold.
Nose (Nez): Orange, jasmine and grape.
Mouth (En Bouche): Honey, cedar, jasmine, floral.
Finish: Short surprisingly sharp spice bite.
Overall: Hennessy Black is a cognac made specifically for mixing. Hennessy suggests, however, that Black can be drunk neat as a drink they call a Black Velvet. Hennessy Black was created to be a versatile cocktail mixer, for use with mixers not normally associated with cognacs, like Coca-Cola, or in cocktails unique to Hennessy Black. Hennessy promotes the use of Hennessy Black in a large number of recommended cocktail recipes , including Hennessy Black Bull (Hennessy Black, Coca-Cola and coffee liqueur) and Hennessy Black Trail Blazer (Hennessy Black, lemon juice, Agave nectar Orange bitters), Hennessy Black Royale (Hennessy Black, champagne and simple sugar) and Black Maple ( Hennessy Black, maple syrup and soda).