Faith XLVII Limited Edition V.S. Cognac
The tenth release in Hennessy’s Very Special Limited Edition guest series is a Cognac bottle for all seasons, and one that’s deeply rooted in nature and yearns for you to just slow down and enjoy it…
Every year Hennessy remix their V.S. Cognac bottle in collaboration with a cutting-edge urban artist. The range has included legends like Vhils, KAWS, Futura, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, Felipe Pantone and JonOne; this highly sought-after limited edition has been created by the South African interdisciplinary artist Faith XLVII.
On visiting Château de Bagnolet, Faith XLVII was struck by the sheer length of time that goes into making Cognac and the juxtaposition between these long, calm periods and our own fast-paced and hectic lives. She also noted the reliance on nature and the passing seasons at the core of the brandy-making process. These things moved her to create this unique bottle and stunning gift box entwined with gold vines and coloured in earthy, sunset tones, depicting the cycles of the moon, rolling clouds and a Mandala-like design. Her bottle is a piece of art entitled “Blending the Elements” and includes the words ‘Very Special’ written in calligraphy inspired by the chalk markings on ageing Cognac barrels.
Liberty Du, also known as Faith XLVII and formerly Faith47, was born in Cape Town and began painting graffiti shortly after the end of apartheid. This self-taught enigma has quickly become one of South Africa’s most famous street artists, but now resides in Los Angeles. Working with found objects, abandoned buildings, city walls, bronze, tapestry and canvas, her pieces have been exhibited in Johannesburg, London, New York and Miami, not to mention street art from Shanghai to Harlem. Her highly conscious and ever-evolving work often speaks of human rights, spiritual and social issues, including the climate crisis, environmental destruction, border control and female empowerment.
Founded in 1765, Hennessy is synonymous with Cognac and sophisticated times. Using a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, their Very Special or V.S. Cognac has become a reference point for the art of blending. Created from their most expressive and characterful eaux-de-vie and mixed into Maison Hennessy’s inimitable style, it’s brimming with toasted oak, flame-grilled almonds, crème Brûlée, vanilla, golden sultanas and fresh grapes. Sip it neat, over ice or blended with other elements in a bold and urban style.
£6.71 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3318804
Style No.: 839038
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