Hennessy XO Cognac limited edition 2014 – another exclusive

Hey, as for the ones who might have not recognized it: Hennessy changed the bottles and the designs of their whole product line!

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However this post is about the new limited edition 2014 Hennessy XO Cognac. Not the VIII though. 2014 was a good year for collectors. 3 different XO limited editions, but this didn’t get the attention it should have.

This is Hennessy XO not designed by Tom Dixon. But this Henny has the new bottle shape and a different label, maybe even a different blend.

It was released in the fall of 2014. Besides me everybody slept on it. It a 700ml bottle btw.

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This edition comes in the regular size cardboard box, with golden foil inlay. Kept in a classic gold/black colour combination and the line “limited edition” almost on every side.

It is not numbered and only available at wholesalers so far.

The only thing I can surely say that it is rarer than the VIII, which was the first release of the exclusive line, which was released in Germany too…

Besides the 140th I always had to get them from different countries But this post ain´t about the Dixon or Collins or whoever designed the VIII.

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The new XO bottle shape is kept in the design of the Hennessy Paradis with a thick line at the outline of the bottle.

The former xo didn’t have that line. And no purple colour…
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As from now on it still won´t be a good idea to stock the regular xo´s which will be sold out over the next 2 years…

I personally like the new xo shape, compared to the new VS shape, it is really an improvement.

So far I could fetch three of this babies btw. Still looking out for them though.
The edition is a must have for any XO collection, you should not sleep on it.

Instead of words, check out the pictures.

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Have a great new start in 2k15.

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See you next year. Sippin on that 2014 XO limited.

The Hennessy VSOP Cognac duty free 2014 Limited red label 1000ml edition – European Traveller´s exclusive

Long time no see… Anyway i start the comeback with introducing the newest European exclusive Hennessy VSOP edition. Released at the end of the summer 2014 the VSOP is only available at selected duty free retailers and is almost sold out…

As typical for European editions this bottle is not numbered, somehow most us editions are, but honestly its not really neccessary…

The edition is released as a 1000ml or one liter bottle.

It calls itself Travel edition and seems to be inspired by traveling… Typically for Hennessy many different countries are mentioned on the box, but not Germany…

However the main colour of the tag is red, it has red metallic emboided import labels of vintage Hennessy labels, showing their global approach, the cid is printed in silver. Compared to the us and international edition it is pretty plain, maybe because showing off aint that popular in Europe.

The glas is not painted and you can see the caramel coloured Cognac in this chubby bottle. I have to admit that i like the bottle though, the recent VS editions are pretty boring, since they just have colourful labels but no new kind of design…

As mentioned they forgot about Germany, i think because they still dont like us, however there are a lot countries lined up on the end of the neckseal and on the box as well as the first years when they hit the shelfs on that certain soil.

The Hennessy VSOP red label edition is not that easy to get and already increased in value…

The box matches the bottle, plain but advanced design. Blood red, black and silver are the main colours, with a photoshopped picture of the bottle on one side.

I took a few pictures, for you to enjoy the new Hennessy VSOP 2014 EU red label.

Thank you for reading my blog.



Hennessy Le Peu Single Distillery Cognac – 700ml more to my Collection

Hello, today i like to introduce you to another Hennessy collectible. The Hennessy Single Distillery Le Peu Cognac. This edition was introduced in the year 1999 next to two other Editions called Camp Romain and Izambard. Le Peu is the name of one of Hennessy´s distilleries. As I said it was introduced and sold from 1999 but is discontinued. The range of the retail price was between 55 and 70 Euro, depending in which European country you bought it. Although discontinued it has not reached a significant worth increase so far, but this will change after I published this post. Since I check all the prices on the net, there is always an increase compared to the day I publish a post and afterwards, although I only got about 15.000 visitors per year.

Anyway, lets get to the interesting part. The Hennessy Le Peu is the only Cognac which comes in a tube. The Izambard and the Camp Romain have only boxes. Compared to the current releases this bottle comes in very simple design, since it´s quite good ( I guess ) there was no need for an extraordinary design.

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The Le peu is available in two sizes 700ml and a mini version of 50 or 30ml ( since I don’t got the mini I don’t know which size it got ) . An interesting fact is that the mini cost the same or even more than the 700ml edition, which is from my point of view more than irrational. The bottles were sold as a 3 bottle set in a wodden display or single with or without boxes.
However it’s a bottle which every Hennessy Collector must have and the connoisseur of fine Cognac should have one too, since they rate the regular Hennessy Cognacs quite low.

The colour of the spirit is pretty bright, maybe they didn’t use that much caramel as usual, but I cannot and won´t tell, just like I said before I don’t really taste the fruits and all that stuff those fine sommeliers like to tell you.

Please enjoy the pictures ( sorry for the poor quality – will repicture soon ) of this simple but not regular Hennessy and make sure to get one if you like too, I got two bottles and if you want one feel free to use the comment button. As always if you have further info please leave a comment.
As a little extra I embedded a video showing the current master of the Le Peu distillery teaching some basic knowledge in an interview. Enjoy the video and the Hennessy Le Peu Cognac and make sure to hit like on facebook to get the latest post of my collection. Thank you

The video:

Camus Grand VSOP Cognac old bottling 80´s – collect / buy / sell – the sophisticated cognac collection

The winter slowly enters the valleys of the Teutoburger Forrest and so I find the time to update my blog. Before I write a review a about the Camus VSOP I have to throw a little dirt on the last family owned Cognac house…

I wrote and email asking for some information about the VSOP I got, Camus never replied, instead they do an interview with the German GQ about their newest blend. I guess none of their readers will ever buy one, never the less I like to point out that Remy Martin and Hennessy have a very good costumer relation / marketing department, Camus don’t. Maybe you guy s should hire someone checking your emails from time to time.
ANYWAY please have look on my nice Camus bottles. I made sure to have a few before I post about it. It may be a coincidence but after I made my Club de Remy post, prices somehow increased.

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The Camus Grand VSOP Cognac bottle is a real nice one. It has a great shape, I don’t want to count but its more than a an octagon shape. They also embodied their logo into the glas on the backside of the bottle. Compared to the current and last edition it’s a real eyecatcher and has a great design. The Cognac is pretty bright and has an intense but smooth taste. I like it and even after one bottle you can still get up the next morning without being worried to have a hangover. I don’t do reviews on taste because I personally find it a little akward to write about about honey roses and nuts, when it comes to describe a certain blend/taste.

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The people who do that and more important the people who believe it have their own sort of universe. I also have to admid that the Camus Grand VSOP to me tastes better than the Remy VSOP Cognac for example.

Enough with that and on to the interesting part: In the timeline of the current bottle, the Camus VSOP Cognac i got is its grandfather. I guess it was released in the eighties, but as nice as Camus is I cannot tell because they ignored my email, thank you. The box is red with golden applications. Compared to the other Cognacs i got it is not very rare, but since it looks nice and has a good taste, i would recommend that you get some for your collection too. This type is sold out by the way and they mostly arrive with a little bit of dust on their necks.

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As always enjoy the pictures and if you are lucky enough enjoy a Camus VSOP Cognac yourself if you got it. Please make sure to hit the facebook like button to keep me motivated, if you are interested in buying some just leave a comment. Thank you for your visit and see you soon

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Celebrating 2 years thesophisticatedcollector.com – #2 my Remy Martin Cognac collection

Good evening,

my second celebration post. This time all my Remy Martin Cognacs.

Within 2 years being sold traded or sometimes opened and enjoyed this is my collection right now in July 2013. I have more than one of some editions but i dont think i need to put them in the pic. Thanks for you support. Make sure to like my facebookpage.
On the pic: Remy Martin VS, Remy Martin VSOP, Remy Martin XO, Club de Remy Martin, Remy Martin Extra. Next post coming soon.

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The big one is a 3 liter club…

Celebrating 2 years thesophisticatedcollector.com – #1 My complete Hennessy Collection


in a few days i have my 2 year anniversary on wordpress. Although post are quite rare, i´ll work on it and do more posts.

I kick off the celebrationweek with a picture of all my Hennessy bottles. Within 2 years being sold traded or sometimes opened and enjoyed this is my collection right now in July 2013. I have more than one of some editions but i dont think i need to put them in the pic. Thanks for you support. Make sure to like my facebookpage. More „family pictures“ coming soon. Cheers!

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My Hennessy Fine de Cognac Collection april 2013 – Video

Since i do not have that much time, i try something different. I´m going shoot a few videos in the next months, and when i posted all my bottles, write the reviews as usual. Feel free to comment. Quality will improve. If i hit the 1000 clicks i´ll post the next video. Thank you

Remy Martin XO Excellence Gold Cognac Limited Edition 2012 EU exclusive – Buy


Good evening,

i found the time to introduce to you the new Remy Martin XO Collector edition – no press release content of course.

From now on i ad the word buy to attract more clicks…

Anyway here is my review:

Being spoiled by the fabolous Hennessy XO editions, the Remy Martin Exclusive is not that impressive.

But they have a great customer service, therefore i try to be objective.

The Remy martin XO excellence 2012 limited edition comes in a gold foiled cardboard box. Exclusive limited Edition is stated one the box, which is designed without love or passion. Red letters on gold never work, since the letters look differnet than the other words printed on the box. The picture of the bottle on the box is done quiet well though.

The bottle comes in a 700ml edition with fine XO excellence Cognac by Remy Martin.


The backside of the bottle looks like a regular XO bottle. The front is painted with gold foil – looks liked airbrushed, but pretty decent therefore i like it. The stopper is made out of shiny golden plastic. Unfortunatly nothing about the design is mentioned on the box or the bottle. Im sure Remy Martin will improve its exclusive editions, because this is not top of the chain yet, as may be expected by this company.

But – its a must have for anyone thinking about building a serious collection for whatever reasons. The value will increase – nowadays everybody going crazy for Hennessy without checking the other houses. In a few years when they realised that Cognac is more than Hennessy – they will try to get the Remy stuff aswell – try to follow my point…

XO editions in gold seem to be the trend, Otard just release a golden XO and the new Hennessy XO 2013 edition is also gold foiled.

The Remy Martin bottle is not numbered, i prefer unnumbered collector editions by the way.



Releasedate: December 2012
Retail: Ranging from 140 to 190 Euro
Quantity: unknown ( Not more than 50.000 approx. )
Value: join the club

Enjoy the pictures. Make sure to recommend my blog. Please check the about and store page aswell. Thank you.

Hennessy VS limited „Obama“ edition – US exclusive limited release 750ml

I already wrote a quite long monologe about the Obama edition:

The 1 Liter edition

But one thing is wrong, since i thought the 750ml edition was also numbered 250.000 times, i now found out that the small one was only made 180.000 times.

Enjoy the pictures:




Release: October 2009
Retail: 39,99 USD
Quantity: 180.000 750ml and 250.000 1000ml (430.000)
Value: Join the club