Why is there such a shortage Hennessy cognac in the country?
Furthermore, is there a Hennessy shortage?
There's a Hennessy Shortage. In April of 2017, executives from Hennessy announced that a possible Hennessy shortage could happen by the end of the year. By October, that shortage was confirmed, and suddenly people were very aware of the lack of bottles on store shelves.
Similarly, why is Hennessy so expensive? Distilling other liquors is much less expensive than distilling cognac. 90% of other liquors are produced using distilling procedures where the cost is very low. But with cognac it's the opposite: Distilling wine from grape juice is a long and complicated process. Also, the alcohol comes from grapes – not grain.
Also to know is, will we run out of cognac?
The world's supply of cognac is running low. Part of that is because LVMH would rather hold on to the stuff and sell it later in China, where consumers prefer aged cognacs and pay roughly three times the U.S. price per bottle. Production can't be ramped up quickly. Cognac needs at least two years of aging.
Why isn't Hennessy white sold in the US?
There is no identifiable reason why Hennessy Pure White cognac is not sold in the United States, and the Hennessy company does not publicly revealing that reason. Hennessy Pure White Cognac has taken on a mysterious quality due to it being hard to find for those that live outside Europe or the Caribbean.