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:

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

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

From Hennessy Bras Armé to Hennessy VS a short history in pictures


Although i already found some articles about this topic, here is my part of the story.

Please remember that i only write about stuff I own.

Anyway here is the short picture novel about the designs of the Hennessy VS ( Very Special )

Bottle number one was bottled either in the 60ties or 70ties.
This one has a stamp on it, HM Forces only. This is a mark to show that this bottle was sold at an army duty free store. As you may not know Germany is still occupied (in 2012) by British and American forces…


This bottle comes without a cork and taste stronger than the regular VS. Sorry that it is not sealed anymore but sometimes I have to try the stuff I own.
There are plenty designs of the old Bras Armé, this is one of about 8, in the 700ml size.
A few years later beginning of the 80ties Hennessy changed the design and the shape of the bottle.
Maybe it looked too grandpa, but I don’t know. An interesting thing is that the first bottle is still easy to get, about 50 Euros and you might get one or wont.


The second design almost looks like the one we can buy in any store, but there is one big difference the chest is still foil printed, like the xo´s nowadays still are. I just post the front right now, I do some single post in the near future. Although the name VS has not yet been established. This one has more value compared to the first one by the way.


The final bottle is the Hennessy VS 700ml from the end of the eighties – beginning nineties. This is why I wrote this post, because most authors just don’t mention them. It looks almost like the one you can buy in 2012. Maybe you recognize the difference if you don’t – just ask.
Take a bottle of today and compare it ( check out the center of the label )

I still have no opinion if the importer and the labels language matters to collectors. You can start a discussion in the comment segment. These are the German editions, every G 8 state has his own importers and comment, so you only have all bottles if you got a countries. I am satisfied with mine since I don’t discriminate other Cognachouses.

I guess Bras Armé lost its name due to copyright laws and EU regulations. Cognac is a trademark for a certain area in France, maybe they changed it to VS like all others did to have a certain standard like ISO.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Throw your five cent if you like, I am always eager to learn.


Hennessy VS Cognac x Colette x Futura limited 2012 edition


Hey, its a little bit borning to write about this bottle… Anyway this is the limited Futura x Colette bottle.

Limited release, 213 have been released. For those who do not know colette:


its an online shop with quite nice pieces. Their customer service is bullshit though. They dont reply on emails or any wishes and most things are 2 times overpriced.

I had to get this bottle just to make sure that i got the series complete.

Hennessy tries, quite successful, to generate new customers. They aim at the hipster – sneakercollector -us customer with this series.


I guess every year will be a colette release if Hennessy teams up with any artist-

The Futura series has a regular edition. the colette edition and in about 2 months the regular in a one liter edition.

Pretty boring aint it?


Did you see the new Flask 2012 series by the way? I wont get them, they look like some designer spent too much time at the circus.

Enjoy the few pictures.


Release: November 2012
Quantity: 213
Retail: 80,00 Euro ( incl. shipping )
Value: 250,00+ Euro

Jimmy Hennessy Cognac – In adventures lies the truth


I love to introduce the Jimmy Hennessy Cognac to you my dear readers.

This Cognac seems to be a little bit harder to find than the average Hennessy products. Nether the less i got one and i actually like to sell it.

Anyway the Jimmy Hennessy was released in 1999 and that is where my info ends.

The Jimmy Hennessy looked like a bootleg to me first, but after browsing the web i made sure that it is something official.

Pretty unique compared to other Cognacs is that the Jimmy has 42 % and not 40 or 43% that most Cognacs have.


The bottle looks like an American Whisky bottle and not like the decanters we are used to.

In adventures lies truth is written all over the bottle. I guess the adventure was to attract some whiskylovers. i guess it didn´t work because there is almost nothing to find on the web and therefore i seemed to be flop, when it comes to sales.

Please enjoy the pictures and ad me to your favorites.


Release 1999
Quantity unknown
Retail: unknown
Value: 160,00 € (ad 15 € per anno )

My miniature liquor bottle collection Part 4 of 1000

Anything up for sale…

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Hennessy VSOP Helios 50ml 2000´s

Various German Liquor 20ml 90´s

Various German Liquor „Echt Stonsdörfer“ 40ml 90´s

Various German Liquor “ Cassimo “ 40ml 80´s

Various German Liquor “ Sutterer Aprikosengeist 42 % “ 30ml 90´s

Kümmerling ( thats a classic here ) 20ml 90´s

Various German Liquor “ Hubertus Tropfen“ ( nice deer picture ) 20ml 90´s

Chantre Weinbrand ( = Cognac ) 40ml 90´s

Various German Liquor “ Herkules “ 20ml 80´s

Various German Liquor “ Specht Waldhimbergeist “ ( Those bang…) 40ml 90´s

Mariacron Weinbrand 40ml 90´s

Grand Depot V.S.O.P Weinbrand 40ml 90´s

Ballantine´s Scotch 50ml 43,6 % 60´s

Bols Cassis Gin 40ml 80´s

Pushkin Vodka 40ml 90´s

Various German Liquor Korn 40ml 90´s

Various German Liquor Sulterer Brand 40ml 90´s

Various German Liquor Kranz from the Schwarzwald 40ml 90´s