Friday, November 11, 2011

What are the differences between the different types of hennessy? VS, VSOP, XO, Paradis, Richard Hennessy?

Is Paradis different than Richard Hennessy? Are they all available in 750ml bottles? What are the different prices? Is Paradis or Richard Hennessy limited edition bottles with limited availability?|||There are different grades of Cognac depending on the age of the blends used.

VS: Very Special - usually aged 2 years. It's the youngest and roughest one you're going to find. Unless you're short on cash, are using it to cook with or will be mixing it with something, don't bother buying it.

VSOP: Very Superior (or Special) Old Pale- typically aged 4-6 years. It's smoother than the VS and has more character, but it's still a little rough around the edges and can burn on the way down.

XO: eXtra Old - 10 years is the average age for the blends in this cognac. It's a lot smoother than VSOP and has loads of character. Do not be mixing this unless you want to pour a little in your coffee. Something like this needs to be appreciated on it's own.

Paradis - You're getting to the really good stuff here. Very smooth, spicy, elegant and very drinkable. If you have the money to spend, you could not go wrong buying this. It is lovely stuff. Typically you're looking at several hundred dollars a bottle. I would say around $300 - $600.

Richard - The pinnacle of Hennessy. You can not get any better than this from this manufacturer. It's comperable to Remy Martin Louis XIII. Prices for this are usually around $2000 - $4000.

Ellipse - Possibly an urban legend, but supposedly only 100 bottles have ever been released which means that the chances of you or anybody you know having ever even seen a bottle is slim to none.|||its the age and taste of them i unfortuneatly haven't been able to have the more expensive ones so i cant tell you directly but heres a link to their site which tell you about them:|||paradis is totally different than richard. richard is more expensive than the paradis. you may find the tasting notes on the hennessy web. cheers

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