Hennessy White, the “Pure White Hennessy”: Bottle Review

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Often, one hears the question “where can I buy the White Hennessy Cognac ?”. Now, first of all it is mainly available in Europe and the Carribean, Bahamas is often mentioned in that context.


The White Hennessy was also seen in New York liquor stores,  but probably is not available in your region. Fact: Hennessy White was never marketed, ever. This cognac was only tested.

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On this page you find a Cognac review and some background information about this bottle.

Wait, first I want to learn more about Cognac!

You want to know more about Cognac, the great french brandy? Cognac-Expert.com is the best place for information about cognac. Read a comprehensible introduction to What is Cognac – an introduction. Or you might want to lean more about topics like How to drink Cognac or How to taste Cognac; because there actually is a difference between those two questions. Also, see our section with many general articles about Cognac: What is Cognac?

And if you confused black and white: Read the article about Hennessy Black. Anyway… let’s get to the point: Hennessy Pure White.

Hennessy White label

Hennessy white comes from the world’s leading Cognac house. Not only does the Cognac have an ABV of 40% but the Cognac trading house of Hennessy also controls about 40% of the worldwide Cognac market.

The white “Henny” is a modern product: Not only the design of the bottle but also the spirit itself, as you can drink it neat or have it as ingredient for cocktails and longdrinks – but make no mistake: It is difficult to make. A member of the Hennessy tasting commitee told us that Hennessy White “is a pain” to create… not easy.

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Hennessy Pure White is clearly also a marketing product, there must be a reason for the exclusive distribution in the Carribean, perhaps because the Carribean is associated with being white (Raffaelo commercial, coconut, white beaches etc.)

Pure White Pic: Pictr-30D

But is it called “white” and “pure” because it’s produced with white wine or white grapes? The answer to that is, that Cognac is generally speaking produced with three different grape types , find an article about those grape varieties. No, Hennessy Pure White is simply a particular blend of the eaux-de-vie used in Charente.

How does Hennessy White taste?

The Cognac has a character of its own, comes in a 70cl glass bottle. Here are some tasting notes

Hennessy White taste

The eye: bright honey
On the nose: light aroma, not too agressive
The taste: fresh, some fruits and nice flowery notes – it’s a delicate taste
Finish: smooth aroma and coherent with the fruity note
Blend: eaux-de-vie coming from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois (like every Cognac, this is a double distillation product)
Age: eaux-de-vie between 15 and 50 years
The Price: $40-$45 (but a lot of people pay between $80 and $100)
Go to the product and detail page of Hennessy Pure White.

This could also be of interest to you: If you like the White Hennessy, take a look at the Hennessy Black review.

And it is true, that this bottle is rather rare in the United States. The Pure White Cognac is produced with grapes from the Cognac region, and distilled twice. You probably find an auction on ebay, where you can buy the bottle – but it’ll be expensive.

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Comments (192)

  1. Corey April 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I have 4 bottles for sale. I’m in NY. Asking $100 each which includes shipping or you can pick it up for $90.00 a bottle.

  2. Shree April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I am interested in buying a few bottles for my wedding.

  3. Shree April 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Vino do you have anymore bottles?

  4. Vino April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Hey Shree I do have bottles left how many do you need for your wedding

  5. Rudyj April 25, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I’m willing to pay up to 75 for a bottle.

  6. Mark April 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Rudyj, I can do 75 each but shipping is $20 for the first 1 to 3 bottles. $30 shipping for 4 to 6 bottles. Reply if you are interested.

  7. Karen April 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    i have a few bottles, would sell for 90.00 plus shipping.

  8. Louis Rosario May 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Just came from the Bahamas and brought home 20 bottles of PURE WHITE HENNY. For sale $100 including shipping or delivery!

  9. Tina May 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I’ll pay 75 a bottle as well.

  10. Daniel May 8, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Tina, how many bottles do u need? I can do 75 plus shipping.

  11. Latoya May 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Hello, my name is Toya and Im looking to purchase a case or two of the White Hennessey. If you have any email me please

  12. Nicole May 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Looking to purchase a bottle, if any available please email me

  13. Gero May 27, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    If you’re interested in buying pure white, send me an email

  14. Willie May 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t be fooled by someone trying to make a quick buck. No hate on your hustle(s) but let’s be frank; this fairly new variety of Hennessy is just that. If your willing to spend $100, put your money on a bottle of XO. Cognac is brandy that has been aged longer in a particular type of barrel. White is only a smidgen above v.s. privilege is better tasting, XO is superior. You really want something special created by this cognac house, go for a bottle that’s aptly named after the founder Richard Hennessy. I myself no longer buy v.s. Hennessy. It’s privilege or another brand named D’usse.

  15. Louis May 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I have pure white available at 100 a bottle. I’m in NYC I have about 8 bottles available.

  16. Gina May 31, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Can yall bring it out in Michigan we been waiting since we found out about it come on now give up the new drink and make it nationwide and make this Detroit money

  17. Raygina June 19, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I have 3 bottles available…$150/bottle. In California. Will ship USPS priority no charge… Great stuff!

  18. KD July 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I have two bottles of Pure White left, $80 a piece. I’m in Richmond VA. email me if you want one.

  19. Taylor J July 12, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I have pure white available, ships with tracking numbers. References available.

  20. Kiy July 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I have 2 bottles available, email if interested.

  21. Pnell August 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    4 bottles 75 each plus shipping

  22. Ric August 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    hi. some friends were driving through france about 6 years ago & stopped at the hennessy HQ, where they were launching hennessy white. one of the directors told them that it was brought out to try to compete with whiskey sales in europe, as cognac was dropping. for whatever reason, it was a complete failure – badly promoted i believe – & soon after dropped. i’m not sure i would trust a regular supply from the caribbean! we too have a regular supplier of iffy goods of that nature. its called andorra. my friends brought me a bottle, AND 6 special ‘off-set’ glasses, & i loved it. even pacing myself carefully, after 18 months it was all gone. every time i drive through nearby france i stop off in small shops & look. about 2 years ago, in the midi pyrenees region, i found a shop with 4 bottles on a dusty shelf, at 26€s a bottle. they are now in my cellar!

  23. Jen August 9, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Looking for pure white henney please email me

  24. Tony August 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    Just got back from the Islands, if interested in 3 bottles for $297 contact me.

  25. Tim August 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I had few bottle White Hennessy, please contact me. I am in Washington DC

  26. Bo August 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I have two bottles left asking $130 each

  27. ray October 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    have 12 bottles of pure white $110per bottle will ship live in dallas area u pay shipping email for hoop up

  28. Cindy October 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    A friend brought me two bottles back from her cruise, 2 for $85.00 Save your money and get a friend to bring you some back. $100.00 a bottle is just folks being greedy.

  29. Louis October 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Cindy get a life. No one is being greedy. Simply making a profit from a product that is in high demand. And every year when I go on a cruise I buy 20 bottles. And sell each and everyone for 100.00. I have six available now. Don’t be stupid just because someone is making an extra dollar. #Marinate. Who’s waiting until a feiedmanwe goes and comes from a cruise to drink henny? No one else but Cindy.

  30. Hennessy October 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I had few bottle white Hennessy for sale, please offer (I am in Washingfton DC). Thank you

  31. Robert November 5, 2014 at 9:46 am


  32. Cami November 13, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Addressed to #180 Posted Oct 28, 2014
    How much are you asking g for a bottle of White Hennessey?…It’s for a gift for my son.

  33. Tom November 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Answer posted 182 it cost $85 abc u can find me in Craiglist too thank u

  34. Craig November 26, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Need bottles

  35. craglist in washington DC November 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Craig . Whre are you? I am in Virginia or Washington Dc Thanks

  36. Kendra August 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I want to buy bottle

  37. Jermaine douglas August 24, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I have three bottles make me an offer

  38. Carl campbell August 31, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    My wife an I will be going to Costa Rica an I plan on bringing back some Pure White.. I find it to be very smooth an I’ve had Louis XIII an VSOP AS well as XO an for the price you can’t beat it!!!!! Will have some extra if anyone is interested !!!!!

  39. Candace September 22, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    This is for Carl and Jermaine. I’m interested in buying 2 bottles of Hennessy white! What are your prices for the bottles, including shipping?

  40. Marvin September 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I need two bottle I’m in Boston Massachusetts

  41. Lilian Schultz October 2, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I’m looking to purchase a bottle of the Henny pure white in the knoxville, TN area. I would like this by Nov.

  42. Helena October 15, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Anyone near las vegas have any hennessy white for sale?

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