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Hennessy Celebrates the Upcoming NBA Season with New Cocktails

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac and Official Spirit of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, and USA Basketball, commemorates the progressive vision of the sports league and celebrates the tip-off of the 2020-21 NBA Season with new creative and consumer offering rolling out Dec.21.

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For more than 250 years, Hennessy has celebrated those who push the limits of potential through its “Never stop. Never settle.” ethos and will continue this tradition by launching an elevation of last year’s “Lines” campaign.

The creative pays tribute to players’ unwavering commitment to drive culture forward, on and off the court. Spots debut across TV and Hennessy’s Instagram and Twitter channels just in time for the NBA season tip-off on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. on TNT.

“To highlight how NBA and WNBA players are using their platforms to take the game to new heights–in art, fashion, tech, and politics–our new “Lines” creative goes beyond the traditional construct of basketball court lines entering a vibrant, colorful world that represents how the leagues and players push culture forward,” said Jasmin Allen, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US. The spirit of never stopping or settling is what defines Hennessy as a brand, and it’s this synergy that makes us more than just a sideline sponsor.”

The film’s message will be delivered by hip-hop artist Nas, along-standing Hennessy ambassador, and WNBA champion Natasha Cloud, whose continued efforts to fight for social and racial justice transcend the game of basketball and earned her a spot on the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

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Together, they deliver a powerful duet that embodies Hennessy’s “Never stop. Never settle.” spirit.

“I’m passionate about what I do, both on and off the court, so this campaign and partnership really spoke to me,”

said activist and WNBA superstar Natasha Cloud. “This year, more than ever before, we players used our platforms to make our voices heard and showcased our passions outside of basketball, which is why this means a lot to me.”

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Hennessy invites fans to celebrate the 2020-21 NBA Season tip-off on Dec. 22 and envision the potential for a brighter tomorrow by raising a toast to what’s next.

Drawing inspiration from the court, a selection of basketball-themed cocktails, with names like The Ankle Breaker and JumpShot Ginger, can be found at Hennessy.com.

The JumpShot Ginger

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Ingredients:  

·       Hennessy V.S 

·       2 oz Ginger Beer 

·       2 oz Cranberry Juice 

·       0.25 oz Lemon Juice 

·       Garnish: Lime Wheel 

·       Glass: Rocks Glass 

Directions:  

·       Pour Hennessy V.S, cranberry juice, ginger beer and lemon Juice into a rocks glass with ice, stir once to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel.  

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ABOUT HENNESSY

The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy has shined around the world with its exceptional know-how for more than 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 160 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy. The Maison’s success and longevity are rooted in the excellence of its cognacs, each of which is born of a unique process of transmission of know-how from generation to generation. The first spirits house to be certified ISO 14001, Hennessy unites its capacity for innovation and the support of all of its partners to protect this exceptional area. As a crown jewel of the LVMH Group, Hennessy is a major contributor to French international trade, with 99% of production sold in export, and a worldwide ambassador for the French art de vivre.

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