France, Cognac, 40% ABV
Hennessy Cognac VSOP Privilège is a cognac, which is a specific type of brandy produced in the town of Cognac, France. Production of cognac is strictly regulated by the BNIC, a French government institute. Brandy bearing the name "Cognac" must be produced in Cognac, France and adhere to the following BNIC production rules: White wine used in crafting the spirit is fermented, then double distilled. The Aging must occur in Limousin oak barrels for at least 2 years, where the spirit picks up tannins, color, and complexity. Most cognacs are blends from multiple years. Label descriptions always refer to the age of the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend. Hennessy Cognac VSOP Privilège is categorized as a V.S.O.P cognac. VS. - more than 2 years. VSOP - more than 5 years. XO - more than 6 years.