For the 200th anniversary of V.S.O.P Privilège, Hennessy Maison visits Kenya to pay tribute to its heritage.
Roch Hennessy and Maurice Hennessy
It all started with a Prince…. Two centuries ago, the future King George IV, a cognac connoisseur requested an excellent pale cognac which Hennessy delivered in 1818. He wanted his cognac superior, a cut above the rest and so Hennessy presented to him “VSOP – Very Superior Old Pale.” It is then that Hennessy pioneered a new style of cognac, becoming the first house to produce VSOP – the perfect expression of a balanced, harmonious and complete cognac. This would go on to transform the art of cognac making, inspiring the “Very Special Old Pale” designation. This hallmark of excellence has stood the test of time becoming an icon and a world leader today.
Over the next two centuries, as the world was being transformed by innovation, V.S.O.P remained true to its roots, its quality unaltered thanks to the Hennessy master blenders who passed down the secrets of this timeless cognac from one generation to the next. To this day, Hennessy continually produces cognac maintaining its original and unique character.
"Our heritage is our future” - Belief that drives Hennessy.
In celebration of this 200th Anniversary of Hennessy V.S.O.P, members of the Hennessy Family and the Hennessy Maison are in Nairobi to be part of this key milestone in Kenya. As part of their visit, the Hennessy family is meeting key stakeholders to discuss the dynamic Hennessy Maison, its heritage, savoire faire and vision for the future.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Nairobi, its energy and vibrancy is exciting. Hennessy has always been a brand without borders, enjoyed the world over. It’s always amazing to see Hennessy being embraced across continents and cultures and it’s important we celebrate this milestone with our valued consumers.”, shares Maurice Hennessy.
Here are the pictures from the evening event:
Please drink responsibly.