There is no doubt that Hennessy is the world’s most celebrated and famous cognac brand, with the company producing more than forty percent of the world’s cognac. This year, Hennessy commemorates its 250th anniversary, with international celebrations and with the release of a rare limited edition Hennessy 250 Collector Blend.
The Merchant Hotel is Northern Ireland’s first licenced premises to receive the limited edition blend, and with this in mind, it seemed only fitting that the hotel should also mark the brand’s landmark occasion by hosting a Hennessy 250th Anniversary Celebratory Gala Dinner in collaboration with Dillon Bass.
The seven-course menu, taking place in The Great Room Restaurant on 1st October 2015, will take diners on an enriching, gastronomic journey through the last 250 years of Hennessy. Not only will the meal showcase the exceptional standards of the Great Room chefs, each dish will be inspired by, and paired with, Hennessy Cognacs, champagnes and fine wines, telling a tale of heritage and celebrating Hennessy’s legacy. The meal will also include the opportunity to taste the 250 Collector Blend, which Hennessy recommend should be served neat and at room temperature, with the blend pairing particularly well with savoury dishes.
Smooth and amber toned, this iconic blend is a rare commodity, with just 250 barrels produced in keeping with the celebratory theme. The blend was crafted over four years and completed its aging in ideal conditions to produce a cognac with a spicy aroma, including opening notes of bitter orange, peppermint and saffron, and a sweet and honey-like finish.
The Hennessy 250th Anniversary Celebratory Gala Dinner will begin at 7:30pm, with tickets priced at £69.50, available at the Great Room Restaurant desk only. For more details call The Great Room on 02890 234 888.
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