Spencer Elliott, head bartender at The Boogie Room in New York City
The house that Richard Hennessey built is where my cognac desires live. Drenched in history, there is more time, effort, and dedication put into a bottle of Hennessey than most brown spirits combined. The Hennessey Black is my go-to, while not readily available at most bars this affordable bottle is a lighter, more mixable version than that of the VS (Very Special) and without having to spring for the costly VSOP (Very Special Old Pale) this bottle makes for sipping or mixing joy.
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