Hennessy Malaysia embarks on a marvellous journey of discovery with cognac in an intimate affair at The Chamber.
For over 250 years, Maison Hennessy has brought us exceptional drinks. In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends, introducing a new style of cognac. Hennessy X.O is the Maison‘s iconic symbol.
Today, Hennessy Malaysia embarks on a marvelous journey of discovery together with cognac lovers in an intimate affair in Malaysia’s first flagship connoisseur store that boasts a luxurious atmosphere from the façade to the interior – The Chamber in Starhill, Kuala Lumpur. The event captured seven flavours and aromas that emerged during the Hennessy X.O cocktail experience. The elements presented in the incredible cognac exudes an astonishingly powerful and creative interpretation of the seven distinct Hennessy X.O tasting notes. It was an intimate affair of transcendental proportions – with each experience delivering a sensorial journey.
“Embark on a journey of discovery each time you taste Hennessy X.O. We want to enhance our consumers’ cognac experience through a new immersive way by inviting them to explore every facet of the blend that exudes several emotions assimilated to the seven wonders of the cognac.” said Nausicaa Charrier, Marketing Director of Moët Hennessy Singapore & Malaysia. “With each cocktail, the tasting notes within becomes increasingly distinctive as certain facets are accentuated, while at their core each retains the essence of Hennessy X.O”
Hennessy X.O is a deep and powerful Eaux-de-vie with unrivalled robustness at its core. It is a bold, impactful cognac that makes a powerful statement on the palate while also bringing an unexpected finesse that explores an epic journey with every one of your senses – providing the ultimate sensory experience. Such finesse is appreciated not only by connoisseurs, but also by the sophisticated, discerning, and forward-thinking.
Let’s discover the seven inspirational chapters that are the soul of the cognac.
This cocktail plays on the sweet notes of X.O with pomegranate grenadine, which brings out the flavours of the red fruit and helps accentuate the lightness. The candied citrus notes are pleasantly highlighted through the dashes of orange bitters.
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir to chill.
This cocktail displays an intriguing sensation of rising and intense heat. The chai tea syrup enables Hennessy X.O to express itself displaying notes of toasted oak. Finished off with a touch of champagne vinegar, the sweet notes of the syrup are balanced out without overpowering the overall taste.
Sprkinkle a rock glass on one side with lemon juice, and dust the sprayed area with bee pollen.
Working together with peppery notes found in Hennessy X.O, this cocktail utilises Manzanilla Sherry for its oxidised yet salty touch. The flavours are intensified by white peppercorn syrup, dancing on the edge between sweet and spicy.
Strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
A testament to its boldness, the smoke and sweetness introduced by the lapsang souchong infused vermouth carry the flame through all the deep flavours of Hennessy X.O. This cocktail is a beautiful moment of intense flavour that rises to the experience.
Strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
The subtle hint of cocoa found in the sherry elevates the pairing of chocolate and Hennessy to a new dimension. With a pinch of fleur de sel, the delicate balance of sweet and salty is a pleasant sensation and highly memorable. Garnished with a chocolate truffle, this cocktail is sensual and gourmand.
Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube and garnish with a chocolate truffle.
A salute to the strong relationship between Hennessy X.O and the oak barrels made from the Limousin forest. The sweetness brought by the maple syrup playfully lingers alongside the smoked salt highlighting the oak notes and their importance to the blend.
Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Through the blend of Rainwater Madeira, walnut oil and star anise, this cocktail hits multiple sensations. It is nothing more, nothing less than a perfect balance of viscosity, spice and sweetness.
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir to chill. Pour into an ISO glass and serve without ice.
Hennessy X.O’s seven tasting notes are reflected in each signature cocktail, where the perfect balance of high-quality ingredients allows the Cognac flavours to shine while creating individuality within each cocktail. As we explore the various combinations, the iconic cognac is now more modern and versatile than ever. For more details on Hennessy X.O Discover The Blend, visit here.
This article originally appeared in The Peak Malaysia.