Hennessy is launching a new cognac called Hennessy Black in 10 markets throughout the US. In addition to having a dramatic black bottle it’s also different inside.
The Hennessy Black is a blend of 35 to 45 pale and gold colored eaux-de-vie selected for their floral characteristics and aged in French oak barrels previously used by Hennessy for at least five years. Although the name might lead you to expect a darker, richer cognac, the Hennessy Black is said to have a more gentle wood influence with floral notes and hints of citrus and honey.
Suggested recipes include serving it with a dash of lemon juice and simple sugar, with coffee liqueur and cola, with fresh ginger, simple syrup and lemon juice or Royale style with champagne, a dash of lemon juice and simple syrup. The cognac also already has its own song, “When I Step Into the Club” from Swizz Beatz.” which will be performed for the first time at a launch event on May 5.