A collaboration between Hennessy and renowned street artist Vhils, this exploration of the abstract was revealed at Art Basel Miami 2018 and is now available for collectors and art lovers alike.V.S is an expression of all that makes Hennessy so well loved. The youngest cognac of the range and a modern take on Hennessy’s 3-Star, it encapsulates Hennessy’s enduring savoir-faire and expertise.
How to enjoy
- The perfect serve - Enjoy neat, on the rocks, with a dash of water, in long drinks or refined cocktails
- Service temperature - Room temperature
- When to drink - Ready to drink
- Storage advice - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place
- Closure - Cap With Cork
- Alcohol by volume - 40.0%
Blend and Origin
The eaux-de-vie used in the V.S are aged between two and eight years. Selected for their vivacity, they are matured in young oak barrels until the cognac achieves the signature consistency and quality that is synonymous with the Hennessy name and the Very Special style.
Make the Invisible Visible
Born in 1987, visual artist Vhils grew up in a working-class suburb of Lisbon. Today, he is hailed as one of the most innovative artists of his generation and has become renowned for developing a unique visual language. After participating in the 2008 ‘Cans Festival’ organized by Banksy, Vhils exploded onto the global art scene. With mallet and chisel, carbide-tipped drill bits and jack hammers, and plastic explosives, he has created more than 200 of his portraits around the globe.
Supporting innovative talent has been an integral part of Hennessy’s identity since its founding in 1765. The Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by Vhils opens an exciting new chapter in the Maison’s long tradition of artistic partnerships. Vhils’ approach to his art is a metaphor for the art of cognac-making: both exist thanks to the unpredictable, immutable force of time and the elements. For each, the creative process is a poetic quest to make the invisible visible.
Vhils, who is best known for his unique & disruptive art technique that helps ‘Make the Invisible Visible,’ created the Hennessy Very Special Collector’s Edition using the same technique, unveiling the layers within his artwork. Each unique layer of acrylic, printed art was designed to represent a different time and era from Hennessy’s archives of graphic and advertising materials produced over the last century. Each one-of-a-kind Collector’s Edition includes a new, limited-edition bottle of Hennessy V.S encased in the layered artwork.
Make the Invisible Visible
- 1 ½ oz Hennessy VS cognac
- ½ a lime quartered
- ½ oz simple syrup or a spoonful of sugar with a splash of soda water
- Garnish: orange twist
Place 4 slices of lime in the bottom of an old fashioned/rocks glass and muddle to extract all juice and essential oils.
Add all other liquids with ice and stir to mix all ingredients together.
Garnish with an orange twist.