To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Hennessy has launched the Hennessy 250 Collector Blend, ‘an expression of absolute perfectionism and a tribute to the legacy passed from seven generations of Hennessy's Master blender’.
The blend will launch alongside The Hennessy 250 Tour, a global artistic and cultural event in celebration of Hennessy’s bicentennial worldwide success.
To create the Hennessy 250 Collector Blend, a selection of a hundred eaux-de-vie were aged in 250 handcrafted, specially commissioned 250-litre barrels of Limousin oak, having already been aged for at least 10 years under optimum conditions. The special release offers aromatic tones varying from herbal and spicy to bitter orange, fresh nutmeg, liquorice, dried peppermint leaves and saffron. The unique blend embodies the Maison’s history and is of great distinction and intensity.
Presented in a collector decanter and gift box, this exclusive anniversary blend showcases Hennessy savoir-faire and excellence. The Hennessy 250 Collector Blend will retail at approximately R6 000 and be available at select retail and wholesale stores nationwide from June 2015.
In celebration of its 250th anniversary, Hennessy will pay tribute to all those across the globe who have played a part in its success by setting out on a world tour in 2015.
The Hennessy 250 Tour consists of a spectacular travelling exhibition, which will visit five countries in five iconic locations and features work by some of the world's most renowned contemporary artists. After visiting China, Moscow and New York, it will be South Africa's turn in August this year to host the travelling exhibit in Johannesburg's Circa Gallery, before it returns to Paris for the Grand Finale in September.
The tour will showcase the brand’s heritage through the eyes of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, reflecting the unique bond that Hennessy has always maintained with the art world.
For more information, please visit www.hennessy.com