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

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 Caribbean, Bahamas is often mentioned as a good source in that context.

Here’s the bottomline: The Pure White Hennessy Cognac isn’t sold, isn’t available in the United States. Pure White was spotted at some New York liquor stores but probably the bottle is not available in your region. Hennessy Pure White was never really marketed in the US, ever. This cognac was only tested. Fortunately Cognac-Expert is able to deliver from France to you right at your doorstep.

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

How does Hennessy White taste?

Hennessy White taste

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

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
Price: Around $100 and more. We looked at a lot of different asking prices in the US and the average cost is at least $100 + shipping.

Go to product and detail page of Hennessy Pure White.

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. Sometimes you may find bottles at an auction where you can buy the bottle – sometimes a little bit expensive.

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

Buy Hennessy Pure White Cognac

It’s difficult to find Hennessy White. We managed to get some bottles for the Cognac-Expert Shop. Because shipping to US is rather a complicated process, we wanted to offer you a special Deal.


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.

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Comments (202)

  1. Don St. Gelais July 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Located in southern NH. Forgot to mention

  2. Frankie andrews September 6, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I need to buy some white Hennessy for my husband Brithday

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