Cel­e­bra­tory Spirit

Jakki Phillips

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

ym­bals crash, drums rum­ble and over­head the dan­gling glass pen­dants of an­tique chan­de­liers twin­kle softly as the lights are slowly dimmed. Jour­nal­ists from around the world have been spe­cially flown in on pri­vate jets and he­li­copters to France’s pic­turesque Co­gnac re­gion to wit­ness the dra­matic un­veil­ing of Hen­nessy’s 250th an­niver­sary Col­lec­tor Blend. It’s a so­phis­ti­cated af­fair with freshly pressed tuxes, swish­ing gowns and a sound­track of puls­ing per­cus­sion, all staged at Château de Bag­no­let, an en­chant­ing coun­try man­sion built in 1810 and owned by the Hen­nessys since 1841. Mau­riceRichard Hen­nessy, an eighth-gen­er­a­tion mem­ber of the fa­mous co­gnac-pro­duc­ing fam­ily and am­bas­sador of the now LVMHowned brand, is one of the proud hosts along with Hen­nessy pres­i­dent and CEO Bernard Peil­lon.

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