Hennessy Debuts Commemorative Cocktail Set to Honor 49th VP and the Advancements of Trailblazing Women

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, today announced a limited edition Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set to celebrate the odyssey and accomplishment of the first Black and South Asian American Madam Vice President of the U.S. and the relentless pursuits of all those striving to break boundaries.

The commemorative set features a 750ml bottle of Hennessy X.O, the recipe for The 49th cocktail, a custom ice mold with display tray, and elegant keepsake glassware, etched with the historic number 49 – all housed in commemorative packaging. Fitting for a toast to groundbreaking achievements, The 49th is a sophisticated sip that combines tangy pomegranate and botanical hibiscus tea with ice. The Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set is available for purchase now at, while supplies last.

Originally created for the personal enjoyments of family and friends, Hennessy X.O is the world’s original Extra Old Cognac that established the category in 1870. In this spirit of breaking new ground, the Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set is dedicated to all trailblazers paving a path for generations to come: those who are bold, driven, and destined for greatness.

“We are honored to pay tribute to the historic advancements of the first Black and South Asian American Madam Vice President, as well as to all those who are pushing the limits of potential and in doing so, are inspiring others,”

said Jasmin Allen, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US.

The historic appointment marks another important milestone: the first graduate of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to ascend to the highest levels of government. To honor this legacy, Hennessy has pledged an additional monetary donation to long- term partner, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), in support of the advancement of Black women into the C-Suite. In partnership with TMCF, Hennessy launched the landmark Hennessy Fellows program in 2019, a long-term $10 million scholarship initiative for HBCU graduate students designed to equip the next generation of African American leaders through financial assistance, access, and experiences.

“Howard University helped to shape the Vice President’s path to political heights, affirming the role Historically Black Colleges and Universities can play in molding students into the leaders and public servants of tomorrow,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO, TMCF. “As a consistent champion for HBCUs through ongoing programming and financial support, we are humbled to partner with Hennessy to spotlight this momentous achievement.”

Hennessy has celebrated those who push the limits of potential and define history for over 250 years. From every walk of life to the height of achievement, Hennessy continues this tradition with the Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set.

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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.


Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

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