After working 20 years with the fabulous house of Hennessy Thomas Bastide designed a really beautiful stopper. I saw on Daily Cognac that there was a VSOP edition also available, but do not own the VSOP series yet. VSOP is more likely for the guys in the united states.
The 2008 edition was sold, as always in the regular retailstores and is now available online in some stores. A funny fact: On ebay the price increased within 3 weeks from 36 Euro to 50 Euro, I guess inflation already sets in.
Anyway the cardboard box is almost 2 and a half times bigger than the regular box.
In gold and black colour with a little door to have a peak at the bottle.
The bottle has the regular orange tag. If you see some bottles with the orange tag you should buy them, because Hennessy changed the blend and in some time it will become a hard to find item, regardless of any collector´s edition..
The glas stopper has been designed by Thomas Bastide.
Thomas Bastide is a baccarat glas designer, I just checked some of his designs. Really beautiful but I guess I will never spend 1000 $ for one glas. Comparing his designs to the Lagerfeld glas collection, Karl´s collection look like stuff from Ikea.
The stopper is made out of glas. Inside is a little drop in Cognac coulour. On top is the famous Hennessy logo printed in gold foil. Although the price increased I just decided to get the last ones available. Please yahoo the Thomas Bastide Baccarat glas collection.
Get this as long it´s available for a fair price. It is a nice edition and not really expensive.
Hennessy Fine de Cognac limited edition from 2008 with stopper designed by Thomas Bastide
Retailprice: 35,00 Euro
Value: 70,00 Euro ( and ad 5 € for each year since 2012)