In perpetuating the legacy of the original V.S.O.P Privilège – specially conceived by Hennessy in 1817 for the English Prince Regent, who would become George IV – the objective of the Hennessy master blenders has always been to create a complete and harmonious blend: the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced cognac. Based on a selection of firmly structured eaux-de-vie, aged largely in partially used barrels in order to take on subtle levels of oak tannins, this highly characterful cognac reveals balanced aromas of fresh vanilla, cinnamon and toasty notes, all coming together with a seamless perfection, whether enjoyed on the rocks, as a long drink or in a more creative mix. About the product production: Cognac can only be made in the Cognac region in South West France. Cognac is made out of wine, the primary varietal being white Ugni Blanc. The region’s clayey and chalky soils sa well as a temperate climate are making the wines especially adapated for distillation. Hennessy uses four central crus selected from the best wine growers in the Central Region: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fin Bois. After being distilled twice in copper stills, the spirits are preserved in French oak barrels. Then, each Hennessy cognac is blended based on a specific composition of eaux-de-vie which are selected for their aroma, age, and character. Hennessy Comité de Dégustation led by Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde (8th generation) embodies this Savoir-Faire passed on for 250 years. About the brand: From its seat in the French region of Cognac since 1765 and throughout its more than 250-year history, Hennessy has proudly perpetuated an exceptional heritage based on adventure, discovery and cultivating the best that nature and man can offer. Hennessy’s longevity and success across five continents reflect the values the Maison has upheld since its creation: the transmission of a unique savoir-faire, the constant quest for innovation, and an unwavering commitment to Creation, Excellence, Legacy, and Sustainable Development. Today, these qualities are the hallmark of a House – a crown jewel in the LVMH Group – that crafts some of the most iconic, prestigious cognacs in the world.