This year, the Canadian band ColinResponse won Hennessy's talent quest after having managed to gather thousands of votes. The group had the unique opportunity to discover Cognac and visited the most emblematic Hennessy places, like Chateau de Bagnolet, the barrel-making factory and the distillery. As he said, "I am now seeing everything as an art, like the whole process of Hennessy, as a drink, as a culture, as everything - as I do with music".
The grand prize for the Hennessy's talent quest winner was a performance at the 2013 Blues Passions festival taking place in where else but Cognac, France from July 2-7. On Saturday 6th of July ColinResponse gave an exclusive concert at the festival and performed upbeat pop/soul music, offering a great moment to the festival-goers.