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Blind Tasting Cognac Review: Hennessy Black

by paulkamon on June 8, 2011

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I have been playing a game with restaurant bartenders across town, where I show up with a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the product is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved.

Come inside and read the review of our next contestant…

^ Mr. Colin Turner, bar manager of CinCin Ristorante

ABV: 43%
Category: Cognac
Country: France

Appearance: ~ 3 “Light, goldden brown, clean.”
Nose:  ~ 2.5 ” Bright citrus (orange, lemon) toasted oak, light vanilla.”
Finish: ~ 4 “Mid-length on the finish, good acidity (mouth watering) – lingering oaky finish. Slightly smokey.”
Value: ~ 3

Further notes: “Strong cognac with robust flavours.”

Total Score: 16/25

Availability: Limited availability at select BC Liquor stores.
Pricing: $75.99

Cocktail recipe: The Blackened Cherry

• 5 or 6 guinette cherries muddled

• 1.5 ounce of Hennessy Black

• 0.5 ounce of St. Germain

• 0.5 ounce of Aperol liquer

• 0.5 ounce of lemon/orange juice

• dash of bitters

Serve in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist

Disclosure: http://CMP.LY/2/So5gPQ – product sample from distributor

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