EOY Julien Colombier

HENNESSY X JULIEN COLOMBIER

HENNESSY X JULIEN COLOMBIER

  • EOY Julien Colombier V.S Limited Edition

    Hennessy V.S x Julien Colombier

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    Since its founding, in 1765, the Maison Hennessy has upheld a tradition of supporting avant-garde artists. Today, the Maison celebrates urban culture and contemporary creation through artistic partnerships for the Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition. Hennessy V.S has a unique style, passed down through generations, that makes it a reference in the art of blending. Demanding in its creation, yet immediately satisfying in its tasting, Hennessy Very Special marks its inimitable style across time. Its audacious personality is the result of carefully selecting only the most expressive and distinctive eaux-de-vie. After several years of maturation in French oak casks, the eaux-de-vie are then blended with the mastery and consistency unique to the Maison Hennessy. Enjoyed neat, on ice, or in cocktails, V.S is a cognac appreciated by tastemakers the world over.

  • EOY Julien Colombier V.S.O.P Limited Edition

    Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège x Julien Colombier 

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège blend is the expression of eight generations of Master Blenders know- how. To perpetuate the legacy of the original Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, Hennessy Master Blenders have constantly sought to create a completely harmonious blend: it is the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced cognac. Based on a selection of firmly structured eaux-de-vie, aged largely in partially used barrels in order to take on subtle levels of oak tannins, this highly characterful cognac reveals balanced aromas of fresh vanilla, cinnamon and toasty notes, all coming together with a seamless perfection.

  • EOY Julien Colombier X.O Limited Edition

    Hennessy X.O x Julien Colombier 

    The collaboration between Hennessy and Julien Colombier reveals an artistic universe – inspired by a luxuriant plant world, and showcased through Limited Edition bottles.

    In 1870, Maurice Hennessy, a 4th-generation member of the Hennessy family, asked the Master Blender Emile Fillioux, a descendant of the Hennessy Master Blender Jean Fillioux, to create a special cognac for his family and friends, using long-aged eaux-de-vie to perfect the blend. They called it “X.O” for “Extra Old”, the original, and a legend was born. Hennessy X.O attained international renown and contributed to the development of the category XO which is a gauge of uncompromising quality. Thanks to 150 years of meticulous know-how, Hennessy X.O remains as inspiring today as it was the day Hennessy first shared it with his inner circle. The powerful and balanced structure of Hennessy X.O carries the promise of an extremely long finish, with each drop an invitation to embark on a journey of the senses through seven tasting notes.

FEATURE STORY

Hennessy x Julien Colombier

For this end of year collaboration, Maison Hennessy pays tribute to nature with joyful and luxurious Limited Editions by the French artist Julien Colombier.

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ARTIST

Nature as inspiration

Julien Colombier's original creations consist of a dreamlike forest immersed in colour. For the artist, nature is a blend and at Hennessy, nature is part of the DNA. 

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A festive design

Julien Colombier depicts his poetic language on a black canvas and designs a festive vibrant jungle that displays grapes and vine leaves, paying tribute to nature with a joyful and luxurious design. 

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Reimagining the design uniquely

The signature design of the artist is adapted on three Limited Edition cognac bottles: Hennessy Very Special, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Hennessy X.O  – each one of them combining his art of drawing with a clever mix of audacity and talent.

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COLLABORATION

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CELEBRATING NATURE

“The parallel between my art and Maison Hennessy is the relation to nature. For the collaboration I thought about new leaves, new structures, bunches of grapes and grape leaves, which I’ve never used in my work before. But it’s a way to reach everyone, with motifs and subjects known to people all over the world. One that really fits with Hennessy’s DNA.”

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With an approach that roots from his background in textile prints and art deco, Julien Colombier lets himself be inspired by nature.

Visiting Cognac, he found inspiration in not just one aspect but the entire art of cognac making, from earth and vine to barrel and glass. Something that is found in the final design of his cognac bottles: the repetitions of geometric and vegetal motifs create a dreamlike environment layered on black backgrounds.

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DESIGN