Hennessy is celebrating our new Madam Vice President the right way!
The world’s best-selling Cognac has announced its new limited edition Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set to celebrate the journey and accomplishments of the first Black and South Asian American Madam Vice President of the U.S., Kamala Harris.
After originally being created for the personal enjoyments of friends and family, Hennessy X.O is the original Extra Old Cognac which established the category in 1870.
“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 Senior Vice President of Hennessy US, Jasmin Allen, in a press statement.
Not only is Harris breaking barriers as the nation’s first Black and South Asian American Madam Vice President, but she is also making history as the first graduate of an HBCU to hold one of the highest levels of government.
In honor of this, Hennessy has also pledged an additional monetary donation to its long-term partner, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in order to support the advancement of Black women into the C-Suite.
Back in 2019, the company launched its landmark Hennessy Fellows program — a long-term $10 million scholarship geared toward HBCU graduate students with an initiative designed to equip the next generation of Black leaders through access, assistance, and experiences.
“Howard University helped to share the Vice Presidents’ path to political heights, affirming the role Historically Black Colleges and Univerisites can play in molding students into the leaders and public servants of tomorrow,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO, TMCF, in a press statement. “As a consistent champion for HBCUs through ongoing programming and financial support, we are humbled to partner with Hennessy to spotlight this momentous achievement.”
The Hennessy X.O 49 Commemorative Cocktail Set is now available for purchase while supplies last.