A specially-curated four-course cocktail and dinner pairing celebrates the vibrant and unique personality of the Hennessy V.S.O.P
The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 launched in spectacular fashion as guests were taken through a unique four-course dinner and cocktail pairing. The experience was elevated further by the Hennessy V.S.O.P drinking experience, not to mention the unique menu and specially-crafted cocktails which were conceptualized by the team at Hacha Mecha and IKKI Bar.
To celebrate its second collaboration with renowned art director Peter Saville, Hennessy V.S.O.P curated an intimate cocktail and dinner experience that not only brought to life the vibrant hues of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 bottle, but also the rich, distinctive flavours of the liquid itself.
The unique menu paired Japanese flavours with the sweet, fruity notes of the Hennessy V.S.O.P through a selection of various classic cocktail adaptations:
Yakitori Tasting Platter (Chicken Tsukene, Chicken Thigh & Leek, and Mozzarella Balls) paired with Horse’s Neck (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Ginger Ale, Angostura Bitters and Lemon Wedges)
Wagyu / Chicken Karage Sliders paired with Side Car (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Triple Sec and Lemon Juice)
Truffled Wagyu Donburi / Char Grilled Miso Salmon paired with Mint Julep (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Angostura Bitters, Mint Leaves)
“Cold Tuna Sashimi” paired with Hennessy on the rocks
Guests were serenaded by the vocal stylings of Talitha Tan, one of the newest songstresses in the Malaysian scene.
After the dinner, guests were invited to IKKI Bar for specially-crafted cocktails by Lead Bartender, Mr Osmund Bernard. The cocktail session entailed a special masterclass session with Osmund himself who took guests through the inspiration and procedure behind each unique cocktail.
Only available on the night, The French Summer cocktail featured a refreshing take on the Hennessy V.S.O.P flavours, giving guests a taste of summer in France as a nod to the heritage of the Hennessy brand.
“A Letter” from Mr. Ikki took the spotlight as the perfect after-dinner drink of the cocktail session with its full-body and rich flavours. The cocktail brings out hints of oak and coffee, complemented with Ikki Chocolate Bitters that combine spices and herbs with chocolate. A Letter from Mr. Ikki is currently available on the menu at IKKI. For more information on the A Letter from Mr. Ikki and to learn how it is made, do visit: Hennessy x Ikki Bar: A Letter from Mr. Ikki
The delectable cocktails were complemented by a musical performance from Daphne Charice.
Guests continued to revel in the celebrations of the night as Avalon, Live House and Zouk Club KL hosted concurrent exclusive Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 parties, offering guests and patrons alike a choice of entertainment, ambiance and location for everyone who attended the launch.
The launch of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collection 6 celebrates the legacy of exceptional character through its collaboration with acclaimed British art director Peter Saville, who is renowned for his innate flair for colours and remarkable technique of re-contextualizing data as a visual and cultural language. The intimate evening brought this celebration to life by showcasing not only the vibrant personality of the brand, but also the versatility of the liquid itself through the cocktails and food pairings.
Through Saville’s science-based artwork, the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition series reveals in architectural, emoionally resonant imagery – of color, contrast, finish and texture — the harmony that V.S.O.P aficionados have appreciated for nearly 200 years.