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.

Cheers

Chris

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

Hey,

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 Fine de Cognac 1 Liter

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This is the Hennessy Fine de Cognac in a 1 (!) Liter bottle. The size is the only reason for me to post this.

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As you can see it already has the white label. Its a regular duty free travler item. I just liked to let you people know.

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I got one up for sale.

Stats:

None – size matters.

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited collector´s edition from 2009 with DVD mixing refined

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I bought this edition 3 weeks ago in a retailstore in my hometown. You might recognize on the picture below, that something is missing:

THE DVD! Damn, just found out today when i took the pictures. I just bought one for 3 Euros…

Now, lets try to get serious:

The Hennessy Fine de Cognac mixing refined DVD edition was released in 2009. In some stores who do not sell that much Cognac you can still find them, no need to buy the bottles online and pay shippingcosts.

If you live outside of Germany, well, sorry but i guess your local liqeur store do not have these anymore. I discovered that the website from the great house of Hennessy varies depending from the country you visit it. On the German website you can watch the mixing refined DVD as a stream. Actually it is a DVD that shows you how to create nice Cocktails with Hennessy Fine de Cognac.

It´s my favorite Cognac from Hennessy so far, a pretty femin one. Im going to show my favorite from Remy Martin in a few days by the way.

The box looks almost exactly like the regular edition. Only the disc and red writing tells you that it is a limited edition. Although it is not really limited compared to the 2008 edition.

The Bottle is dressed in the orange label and contains 0,7. To make sure that your set is complete here is a list:

Bottle 0,7 liter (orange label)
Box
Black paper tag without print
The DVD in a cardboard sheet (missing on the picture)

I do not like this one that much, but if you collect something you should be sure to have at least two of every kind.

Thank you for drinking.

Cheers

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Stats:

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2009 with DVD
Release: 2009
Retailprice: 35,00 Euro
Quantity: unknown ( to much )
Value: 40,00 Euro ( and ad 1 € for each year since 2012)

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2008 with stopper designed by Thomas Bastide

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2008 with stopper designed by Thomas Bastide

After working 20 years with the fabulous house of Hennessy Thomas Bastide designed a really beautiful stopper. I saw on Daily Cognac that there was a VSOP edition also available, but do not own the VSOP series yet. VSOP is more likely for the guys in the united states.

The 2008 edition was sold, as always in the regular retailstores and is now available online in some stores. A funny fact: On ebay the price increased within 3 weeks from 36 Euro to 50 Euro, I guess inflation already sets in.

Anyway the cardboard box is almost 2 and a half times bigger than the regular box.

In gold and black colour with a little door to have a peak at the bottle.

The bottle has the regular orange tag. If you see some bottles with the orange tag you should buy them, because Hennessy changed the blend and in some time it will become a hard to find item, regardless of any collector´s edition..

The glas stopper has been designed by Thomas Bastide.

Thomas Bastide is a baccarat glas designer, I just checked some of his designs. Really beautiful but I guess I will never spend 1000 $ for one glas. Comparing his designs to the Lagerfeld glas collection, Karl´s collection look like stuff from Ikea.

The stopper is made out of glas. Inside is a little drop in Cognac coulour. On top is the famous Hennessy logo printed in gold foil. Although the price increased I just decided to get the last ones available. Please yahoo the Thomas Bastide Baccarat glas collection.

Get this as long it´s available for a fair price. It is a nice edition and not really expensive.

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2008 with stopper designed by Thomas Bastide

Stats:

Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2008 with stopper designed by Thomas Bastide

Release: 2008
Retailprice: 35,00 Euro
Quantity: unknown
Value: 70,00 Euro ( and ad 5 € for each year since 2012)

Hennessy Fine de Cognac white label gift box set 2010

Honestly, i would not have bought this bottle if i have not seen the auctions on ebay.com. Some guy sells this and the regular orange label edt. For 160 US Dollar. This price is ridiculous and a complete rip off. The retail price for the white labeled gift box set is 41 Euros and for the orange one 37 Euros in Germany.

The Hennessy Fine de Cognac white label gift box set was released in 2010 and ment to be sold for the Christmas season. It is still available in some stores.
Although I thought it might be a limited edition, it seems that the white label is the new look for Hennessy´s Fine de Cognac, if you check the official Hennessy website you will notice that the bottle shown there has the white instead the orange label.

But it will take a few years before the orange label with DVD, Stopper or simple sets will be sold out completely, so please do not pay more than 80 US Dollar dear friends.

The white gift box set is quiet beautiful though, the bottle is dressed with a white label, a white instead of golden stopper and of course the great taste. Fine de Cognac is my favorite Cognac from Hennessy by the way. I only had VS, XO and Fine de Cognac so far. Hennessy Black also, but only with sodas and stuff because it does not taste that good without something sweet.

Anyway the gift box has a really nice design, made out of white cardboard with an orange rubber band to keep it closed. The box has an open “window” in the shape of the bottle. Golden print rounds the whole thing up. Just check my pictures.

When you look inside the box you will find a small leaflet with some simple cocktail recipes…

I think it is a great gift for a fair price. If you like to get a bottle or have some additional information please leave a comment.