HENNESSY CELEBRATES ITS 250th ANNIVERSARY

Posted: 2/10/2015

HENNESSY CELEBRATES ITS 250th ANNIVERSARY

2015 marks 250 years since the founding of Maison Hennessy in Cognac, France. In recognition of this auspicious moment in our history, Hennessy is launching a series of worldwide events to celebrate the occasion. The Hennessy 250 Tour is a multifaceted event that brings together centuries of our heritage with contemporary art that evokes the Maison’s legacy and expertise — a mix of traveling exhibition and cultural festival that will visit 4 continents, including New York City’s Lincoln Center. Counterpart to the 250 Tour is the release of The Hennessy 250 Collector’s Blend — a unique anniversary blend, born of select aging in 250 specially constructed casks; a blend crafted to illustrate our enduring pursuit of perfection in cognac. The 250 Tour and celebrations are also an opportunity for enthusiasts to take part in the Hennessy legacy via the Time Barrel , a global digital installation that invites visitors to leave a mark on the future by sharing digital messages to be shared with the world. Bernard Peillon, Chairman and CEO of Hennessy, best sums up the spirit of the 250th Anniversary celebrations, “Ever since Richard Hennessy founded the Maison in 1765, and throughout the seven generations that followed, Hennessy has forged its reputation by always looking forward, by being engaged with and passionate about the avant-garde, by cultivating deep ties with faraway countries and cultures and by thinking globally before that notion was invented.”