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.


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 – #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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