Who out there is desperate to learn more about that smooth, elegant, pure, pale, delicious Hennessy Pure White? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place. And rest assured, you’re not alone!

Because when it comes to buying “Henny White”, one of the most sought after Cognacs of the moment, it seems that virtually everyone who’s fallen in love with its delicate taste simply can’t manage to buy it. Anywhere!

So, here’s the situation: Pure White by Hennessy is available only at the Hennessy headquarters in Cognac, France, and–as random as this may sound–in the Caribbean. Most people pick it up whilst vacationing in Barbados in the Bahamas.
Hennessy White aka "Pure White": Bottle Review

The bottom line is that Pure White Hennessy Cognac isn’t available or sold in the United States. Some of you have informed us that they’ve spotted it on the odd occasion in a few New York liquor stores.

And, because it’s so sought after and rarely seen, these prices tend to be hugely inflated. But apart from these rare situations, you won’t simply won’t find it anywhere in the USA, because sadly, Hennessy Pure White has never really been marketed in the US (it was tested as far as we know).

Hennessy Pure White clearly has such a huge fan base. It would make total sense for the Cognac giant to sell “HPW” to the massive North American audience.

And for many reasons. It’s super easy to drink, versatile enough to be enjoyed, neat, over ice, or in a cocktail, and appeals to both male and female Cognac lovers. And, being as it’s looks are sub-zero when it comes to the ‘cool’ stakes, it’s the perfect bottle for anyone for whom style is important (and that’s most of us, right?).

Music fans adore it, as does anyone who loves a smooth tasting, easy drinking Cognac that’s presented in an extra special bottle. UPDATE: The bottle got a redesign. And as those of you who’ve already been won over by its charms are well aware of, not many manage to make their blend as smooth as Hennessy does.

The only sticking point we have is how super-popular HPW is. Because Hennessy is very particular about how much Hennessy Pure White they sell, and where they sell it to.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at our Cognac review and some background info about this much-desired Cognac.

How does “Hennessy White” taste?

Hennessy White taste

Hennessy White has a personality of its own and is presented in a 70cl glass bottle. 
The following are our personal tasting notes.

Eye: Light honey, radiant yellow glow.
Nose: Sensual flowery aromas, very gentle.
Taste: Fresh fruity hints and subtle flowery notes. Hennessy Pure White has a very delicate taste, with delightful complexities unfolding in the finish.
Finish: Extremely smooth in the mouth and throat. This Cognac will not give you a burning feeling at all. The finish is very long but light at the same time, unfolding a wonderful range of aromas.
Blend: The eaux-de-vie used to create the delcious HPW blend come from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, the Borderies, and Fins Bois growth areas. As with all Cognac, Hennessy Pure White is double-distilled wine that’s then aged in oak barrels, then blended, and finally bottled.
Age: HPW boasts a large amount of different eaux-de-vie. Their ages range between 2 and 50 years, so it’s difficult to define the product within a single age category. We would class it between a VS and a VSOP quality Cognac.
Price information: Usually this bottle can be bought in the Bahamas or in Cognac at around $40 to $50.

As we’ve already said, it’s rare (or basically impossible) to find it in the US. And if you do find a bottle, then it’s likely to be at a high price. Similarly people have informed us that the odd bottle comes up for sale at auction. But once again, these rarities tend to end up being sold for a premium–just because it’s so difficult to find.
Another Cognac that might be of interest, if you like the “White Hennessy“, is Hennessy Black. Check out our review of Hennessy Black here.

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So some of you may find it difficult to find Hennessy Pure White.

Wait. First I want to learn more about Cognac!

OK, so you want to discover more about Cognac, the great French brandy? Well, you’re in the right place, because Cognac-Expert.com is the Number 1 online resource for everything to do with Cognac.

From our easy to understand introduction to Cognac – What is Cognac – an introduction, through to topics such as How to drink Cognac or How to taste Cognac (because there is a difference between the two, you know), we have all the information you need to start your discovery into the world of Cognac. There’s also a section with many general articles about Cognac, such as What is Cognac? and all about the different age grades you can find.

The thing is, we’re the first to admit that Cognac is a complicated subject. And many resources that you find online or in books are just one step too technical to be a pleasure to read. Here at Cognac Expert we aim to plug that gap, providing users around the world with easy to follow, and fun, resources that really will enhance your enjoyment of what is truly an iconic French drink.

And it’s people just like you that make our global community such an enjoyable group to be a part of. So whether you simply want to ensure that you never run out of your favorite “Henny Pure White”, or you want to truly increase your knowledge about Cognac, or even discover new and exciting brands, Cognac Expert is with you all the way.

And if you confused between black and white (Hennessy, that is), read the article about Hennessy Blackwe think you’ll find it really informative. But we digress… So let’s get back to our original discussion about the delight that is Hennessy Pure White.

Hennessy White label

 

Hennessy Pure White comes from the world’s leading Cognac house. Hennessy is the largest house in terms of both volume and value of annual sales. And in line with the Cognac’s alcohol level of ABV 40%, the house of Hennessy also controls about 40% of the worldwide Cognac market. In the world of spirits – it certainly is one of the giants.
The white “Henny” is a contemporary product. And this includes both the design of the bottle and the spirit itself. It’s a very versatile Cognac that’s intended to be either drunk neat, or to use as an ingredient for cocktails and long drinks. It’s also great over ice. And here’s an insider snippet of information; apparently it’s a “difficult Cognac to create”. As far as we know, the reason why Hennessy Pure White is that smooth is that old barrels are being used (so they do not impact color and taste as much as other, heavier Cognacs) to create a light, floral and smooth Cognac. 

Check out other articles about Hennessy

The marketing behind Hennessy Pure White is a little confusing, also interesting that exclusive distribution is limited to the Caribbean only. Whatever it is, can you think of anything more decadent than wandering along perfect white sands, with palm trees gently fluttering in the warm breeze, and a “Henny” Pure White over ice cradled in your hand? If that’s not paradise, then we’re not sure what is.


Pure White Pic: Pictr-30D


And if you’re wondering if “Henny White” is called “white” and “pure” because it’s produced with white wine or white grapes? The answer to that is, no. Hennessy Pure White is simply a particular blend of the eaux-de-vie made in the Cognac region, Charente. And all Cognacs are made from white grapes, and therefore white wine. Cognac is produced from three particular different types of grape. Discover more about these particular grape varieties.

 

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

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    Louis Rosario

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

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

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    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

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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

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    Taylor J

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

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    I have 2 bottles available, email if interested.

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    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!

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    Hello Everyone,

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Hennessy

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

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    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.

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

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    craglist in washington DC

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

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    Jermaine douglas

    I have three bottles make me an offer

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    Carl campbell

    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 !!!!!

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    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?

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    I need two bottle I’m in Boston Massachusetts

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    Lilian Schultz

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

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    Anyone near las vegas have any hennessy white for sale?

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    paul britton

    I am looking to buy a bottle of pure white Hennessey maybe even two bottle if price right. I live in Columbia sc and looking to buy asap before holiday!!!

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    I have 3 bottles 100 each. if interested i am in Dallas.

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    I have 2 bottles of the Hennessy Pure White.
    I bought them in a Caribbean Island. I intended to keep one for display and offer
    drinks to my friends when they visit. I am willing to sell one of them for $100 plus
    shipping wherever you are. If you want you can also go purchase them in the Caribean
    Island, just have to pay the $540 for air fare as I did. In case anyone wonders why
    $100 for one bottle of very nice cognac that you can’t find as easily as others.
    Florida

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    I may have an opportunity to buy a case of this White Hennessy while in France and bring it back to the states. Would it be worthwhile to do this to resell? I am yet unsure the price of the case but it looks like selling for $100 a bottle is not unrealistic. Is there interest and am I correct in my thinking here?
    Thanks,
    PC

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    I live in Boca Raton ,fla looking to buy some white Hennessy…email me if you have any.Thanks

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    I have 2 bottles to sale. I’m in New York. $100 each.

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    Is anyone still selling their bottles in 2016… Or no?

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    Need a bottle or two for my wedding. If anyone has a bottle of pure white at a reasonable rate message me?

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