Hi guys, it’s me again, Don Henny! Here comes my second article on cognac-expert.com.
I’ve been expanding my Hennessy Collection. Also thanks to the first article by cognac-expert.com (Thank You Max!).
Many people have contacted me and visited my FB page to see my Hennessy Collection.
My collection has grown from 160 bottles since the first article to about 270 bottles! In this collection, around 115 different bottles. This means moslty another label on the bottle, or an extra added as collector edition. This makes collecting so great.
Thanks to some new contacts I was able to buy some exclusive and special edition bottles. Like Hennessy Choice, Privé 1994, Henco,Bras d’Or, VSOP NYX ‘blacklight’, Napoleon Red Box,Flask sleeve 20cl G’Star (this was only made for the flagshipstore),VSOP Baccarat, Vintage 1959 ,VO…. I’m now waiting on a bottle called La Visite.
I also try to buy the same bottle more than once. That way I can open one for tasting and keep one sealed for collection/historical value. My oldest bottle dates from the 1930’s.
I’ve got a few new rare mini’s from between 1930-1980’s VSOP Fine Champagne 42°,Bras Armé, A.B.C ‘Jamais Abalssé’, Marquise de Pompadour-fruits au cognac 15°.
I had the chance to buy an empty Gold Bras d’Or Barrel with original box, very beautiful! I have seen this full & sealed @ more then 1000$ priced.
I upgrade my collection as well with; bar mats, all types of glass, keyrings, pin’s, ashtray, Scented candles…. So I still collect everything from Hennessy & Maybe one day I can open a small museum ‘hehe’
Still happy to give every 2 or 3 months a Hennessy Tasting @ my place for my close friends.
My friends just love it! As they know they otherwise never will be able to taste some of these unique cognac’s. Especialy those from the 1970’s like the Napoleon or VSOP Reserve & Fine Champagne etc… It’s alway a kind of adventure opening a bottle like this as it’s 40 years old now(the congac does not change!). Mostly I have about 20 diffirent Hennessy’s @ the table to taste.
My list of tasted Hennessys
VS, Fine, VSOP ‘Privilège+Grande Reserve+Fine Champagne’, XO & XO Grande Champagne, Black, Pure White, Privé 2008, Classique, Bras d’Or, Le Peu, Izambard, Camp Romain, Paradis, Paradis Imperial, Kenzo, Private Reserve 1865, Private Reserve 1873, Napoleon Bras d’Or, Napoleon Tome Book Red, Richard.
In June I will visit Hennessy and will do a review on my trip to the Cognac region.
I visited some sites from other collectors who have a special range of old and rare Hennessy bottles. But most of these easly go above 1000euro and way more. Sadly that’s a bit out of my league. But very nice to watch & knowing people have this. For example old Baccarat Nostalgie de Bagnolet , La Billarderie 1900, Hennessy N°1…. I hope one day I alos can put those in my collection! But there are so many bottles that they have released throughout the years it’s endless!
For me the Hennessy Tale will Never STOP! I enjoy to drink and collect.
Greetings, Don Henny