When I was extended an invitation to celebrate the official launch of the all-new shiny and curvaceous bottle of Hennessy VSOP, I could hardly contain my excitement!
Witnessing something of such grandeur – especially the evolution of the World's #1 cognac, a new Hennessy bottle – meant a lot to me as my family (dating from the days of my great grandparents) frequently open bottles of their favorite cognac, Hennessy for all family occasions.
My plus-one for the evening & I
Which goes to say that I've seen previous designs on the older bottles belonging to my grandparents, all displayed beautifully in the cabinets of our bottle collection.
Cannot wait to put this spanking new one beside its predecessors!
Here, I arranged all the 4 different types of drinks I had
We were served Hennessy's signature long drinks upon arrival
There were (L-R clockwise) Hennessy Soda, Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Ginger & Hennessy Berry
My favorite one of the lot was the Hennessy Apple!
Loving the distinctive taste of Hennessy VSOP cognac with a hint of sweet, apple flavour
We were ushered to the foyer to mingle about before the event began.
I was told by the awesome team behind this party that the celebration will be divided into two parts :
The WHITE Room & The BLACK Room
But before that, some photos of my friends & I at the foyer sipping on delightful Hennessy VSOP cognac!
There was so much merriment in the house!
Catching up with my friends & having a drink of Hennessy VSOP cognac with more lovely people totally set the mood for the evening
We were served an array of finger-food to complement our drinks too!
Good god, those miniature pies were delicious!
But not as delicious as my favourite Hennessy Apple, of course!
The beautiful Hennessy girls then ushered us into The White Room to witness the launch of the new, elegant Hennessy VSOP Cognac bottle and new packaging design!
More food & drinks were in store for us too!
The peeps behind this event sure know how to keep our tummies happy & satiated huh 😛
Drinks were served in abundance and I must say, how could I resist? They were simply divine
The bartenders were friendly and entertained me with their bartending stunts before making my drink!
Theboyf and I in the White Room
Outfit of the Day! TheJessicat wears :
Dress by Dorothy Perkins
Belt from Bangkok
Netted long cardigan by Jaspal
Bag from an online boutique
Peep-toe glass wedges by Aldo
Upon settling down at the table, I caught sight of 2 very familiar bottles on stage.
How time has passed! Hennessy's unchanged personality has been enjoyed for almost 2 centuries now
Hennessy's old bottle designs!
If you didn't know, the legend of Hennessy VSOP began on 7th October 1817 when the future King George IV of England requested the great French cognac house to supply him with a very special cognac described in the record with the words "Very Superior Old Pale".
Legends are shaped over time. And for a premium cognac that has been celebrated worldwide for 7 generations, their secrets of selection, aging and blending has been passed down over the years till today!
With an old buddy, this charismatic lad, Will Quah
He's the emcee of tonight's event as well!
Will welcomed us all and made a celebratory toast to Hennessy VSOP's newly launched designs.
He then announced that we were going to have a very special guest appearance……
ANY GUESSES ON WHO IT IS?
None other than the MAN behind these gorgeous new Hennessy bottle designs!
If you're into cars (especially BMWs) you would recognize him with just one glance. The Hennessy V.S.O.P new carafe is his first masterpiece outside the automobile industry.
Chris Bangle, from the United States of America, was flown in specially for a guest appearance & to give a (simplified) LIVE demonstration of his work.
Chris Bangle and I
We were pleased to have designer Christopher Edward "Chris" Bangle, the legendary figure in the automobile world, of BMW and Rolls Royce fame, to commemorate the evening with us
He is best known for his daring design and far-reaching influence in his works as Chief of Design for BMW Group, where he was responsible for the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce motor cars from 1992 to 2006
The mastermind stood beside his brainchild and spoke about his experience behind this bottle design.
"Designing for Hennessy gave me the same sensations as working on
designs for fast BMWs or a great Rolls Royce.
It is that experience of a unique emotion,"
– Chris Bangle
He demonstrated LIVE on big screen before our very eyes,
how he redesigned the contours to emphasize its sleek silhouette
A presentation was held to showcase Hennessy VSOP's new bottle design & packaging.
Guests witnessed its appearance in awe 🙂 It was simply exquisite. Here they are!
Introducing a more refined & dramatised new look of the Hennessy VSOP Cognac
I will share more secrets & beauty of the bottle in my next blogpost! 😀
After the presentation in The White Room was over,
we were ushered by the Hennessy girls to adjourn to The Black Room
Here in The Black Room, it was Hennessy's own private party thrown for us in celebration of their new bottle!
The spacious room with amazing surround sound & bass, defined a clubbing experience with Hennessy, complete with comfy lounge sofas, free flow of Hennessy VSOP long drinks, a dance floor, a 360 camera photo-shooting raised platform, 2 DJs dropping electronic dance music for us party people and more!
Are we ready?
Me at my umpteenth number of Hennessy Apple! 😛 😛
Renowned local DJ, Eva T dropped the bass for us with great mash-ups and remixes of epic EDM tracks
Chilling by Hennessy's circle wall which proudly displayed all the new bottles & new package designs!
So Lionel tried to photobomb me but I caught him in time.
Still, can't help but to publish this photo though. It's kinda funny! 😛
We posed and had so much camlovin' at the one-of-a-kind Hennessy 360 camera!
Props were given, theboyf & I chose the electric guitar and as many new Hennessy botles we could grab
We saw ourselves at the LCD television display!
There were also interactive games for guests to entertain themselves – if they weren't entertained enough
But just my two cents : seriously, how can anyone ever be bored at a party like this? 😛
Mad love for fluffy red pillows strewn all over the lounge sofas!
Bring it on! 😀 I had tremendous amount of fun and we were only halfway
More photos of my friends & I having a ball of a time at the Hennessy VSOP new bottle launch party!
The music of the night was spun by not one… but TWO DJs!
This was the next DJ that brought the house down with lots of electro, house & dubstep for us
Keep it going down!
By the end of the night, I think I was a wee bit out
Some instant photos I tweeted whilst at the party
I managed to sober up in time before the party ended.
Drink responsibly! 😀 😀
With buddy Ash at the photowall just as the party ended
Taking my last shot with an artistic piece of King George IV
It was you, who begun the works of the finest cognac ever!
The evening ended in full swing, just as it did when it begun
Warmest words of congratulations again to Hennessy for a successful launch of their more modern & futuristic 21st century new bottle & packaging design!
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