The high status of the brandy Hennessy obliges to drink it correctly, according to the established traditions.
Without classical rituals, cognac, recognized as the best in the world, turns into drinking ordinary forty-degree alcohol.
To the taste and aroma of Hennessy brandy openedAs much as possible, a proper glass is needed. It should be thin-walled, wide, rounded at the bottom and tapering to the top. This type of glass is called "tulip", tk. Outwardly similar to the opening flower. Thanks to this form, the drink gives its fragrance most vividly. Concentrating and lingering at the edges of the glass, it (aroma) allows the true connoisseur to enjoy a rich range of shades.
By the way, about two decades ago, fans"Hennessey" preferred to drink it from the sniffer - a glass of a spherical shape on a short leg. The glass fell well into the palm of your hand, but, according to the connoisseurs of cognac, scattered a part of the vapors exuded by a noble fragrant drink. But the tulip-de is able to concentrate the flavor better. Disputes on this subject are still maintained today, because the true supporters of Hennessy are usually conservative and the changes concerning traditions are reluctant.
Catch the three waves of aroma
"Hennessy" served at a temperature slightly higherRoom. In a glass pour so much drink that its top level as though marked the widest part of a glass (? 30-40 ml). A true connoisseur of Hennessy, even in a terrible dream, does not dream that he throws the contents into his throat with one gulp, because it is not vodka, he is not drunk under a salted cucumber in one gulp. A lover of the famous cognac will certainly enjoy first the play of the fragrance.
Connoisseurs talk about the three waves of the Hennessy scent. The first is located at a level of 5-7 cm from the edge of the glass, in it you can catch the gentle tones of caramel and vanilla. The place of the second wave is at the exit of the glass, where it is most narrow, rich notes of fruits and flowers are revealed here, and in the Hennessy XO there is also the presence of autumn shades - fallen leaves and resting land. The third wave can be caught and felt to the full only by the sophisticated connoisseurs of the Hennessy, tk. It is quite deep, extremely delicate and delicate aromas of almonds, chestnut and oak.
To feel the unearthly taste
While a fan of Hennessy enjoys the aroma,The drink has time to warm up slightly in his hand. It is the right time to make the first small sip, which, spreading all over the oral cavity, allows you to "grasp" all the receptors true taste as fully as possible. This moment the tasters call "quene de paon", which means "peacock's tail".
And indeed, the taste of Hennessy, like the feathersThe main decoration of the royal bird, reveals itself and as if increases in volume, while becoming more transparent, subtle. Rich tints of taste play and shimmer, and the taste of divine moisture gets incredible strength of pleasure. Continue drinking brandy with the same small sips. Slowly, savoring and blissfully.
The tradition of three "C"
It's about snacking. It is clear that cognac, as, indeed, all strong alcoholic beverages, requires its presence. Three "C" are coffee, cognac, cigar (coffee, cognac, cigar). Someone adds the fourth "C" - chocolat (chocolate) and even the fifth - citron (lemon), but this is already an amateur. The combination of exactly the three "C" in the whole world is recognized as the most successful combination of tastes: after a small cup of coffee slowly savor cognac, and then just as slowly smoke a good cigar.
And if the fourth "C" admirers of "Hennessy"Tolerate, then the fifth is not recognized categorically. In their firm opinion, to offer lemon to cognac (even sprinkled with powdered sugar and ground coffee) is unacceptable stupidity, because the persistent smell and pronounced taste of sour citrus will kill a delicate bouquet of famous cognac.
However, those who do not welcome strongAlcoholic drinks and who can not imagine how you can enjoy cognac, can bite it with "soft" fruits (for example, peaches), as well as dishes and foods that have a neutral mild taste and smell (some sorts of cheeses, pates, etc.) . It is even permissible to dilute cognac with natural juice. The owner of TM "Hennessy" Maurice Richard Hennessy says that it can be done by women or young people who are not accustomed to strong drinks. He is convinced that this cognac is so elegant and independent substance that it can not be a priori spoiled. While the mix with natural juice significantly expands the audience of Hennessy fans.