Celebrating 2 years thesophisticatedcollector.com – #1 My complete Hennessy Collection

Hey,

in a few days i have my 2 year anniversary on wordpress. Although post are quite rare, i´ll work on it and do more posts.

I kick off the celebrationweek with a picture of all my Hennessy bottles. Within 2 years being sold traded or sometimes opened and enjoyed this is my collection right now in July 2013. I have more than one of some editions but i dont think i need to put them in the pic. Thanks for you support. Make sure to like my facebookpage. More „family pictures“ coming soon. Cheers!

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Hennessy VS limited „Obama“ edition – US exclusive limited release 750ml

I already wrote a quite long monologe about the Obama edition:

The 1 Liter edition

But one thing is wrong, since i thought the 750ml edition was also numbered 250.000 times, i now found out that the small one was only made 180.000 times.

Enjoy the pictures:

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Stats

Release: October 2009
Retail: 39,99 USD
Quantity: 180.000 750ml and 250.000 1000ml (430.000)
Value: Join the club

Hennessy Very Special Cognac KAWS Edition 1 Liter ( 100cl / 1000ml )

Good morning,

my first post for today.

Many do not know that the KAWS edition is also available in a 1 Liter version.

General information about the KAWS edition is given here : My post from back in the days

The Hennessy KAWS 1 liter edition is not that easy to find and it cost a lot more than the regular one sold online and in the states.

I will not let you guys know where to get all the editions anymore…

Some did not believe that this edition exists, i hope that this post is proof enough.

Enjoy the pictures.

100cl

750 ml and 1000ml

Hennessy KAWS 100cl
Release: February 2012
Retail: none
Quantity: 210000
Estimated value: 80,00 Euro ( 2012 )

Hennessy VS Cognac 44th president (Obama) Edition from 2009 – US exclusive release-

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This post might be more interessting for all non us people. In 2009 Hennessy launched a limited edition in honor of the 44th president, also known as Barrak Hussein Obama. This was a very clever marketing coup from Hennessy, targeting all the proud people.

I got this bottle from a family living and selling bronf in the usa. I did not buy it, i did a trade, without ever seeing the persons living 10.000 miles away and it worked out…

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The bottles look perfect, black and gold is one of the best colour matches from my point of view. it is an eye catcher and always a good starting point to discuss about american politics.

The bottle was released in 2009 and is numbered. US folks go crazy for numbers, i do not know why, but any numbered collection which has more than 10.000 units is not worth to be numbered.

Anyway the bottle is still available in 2 sizes:

750 ml

and 1000ml.

Mine is the 1000ml one.

I try to avoid the word beautiful, but it would match this bottle. It can keep up with the xo edition (but not my two new ones)

As i said these bottles are still available on ebay.com and you have to get them, if you do not got them yet. Sad thing is that they are way to overpriced. Maximum for the 750ml is 60 $ and the 1000ml is 90 $ if you live in the states.

For the lucky people around the world 70 Euro for the 750ml is okay and 120 Euro for the 1000ml one.

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Stats:

Hennessy VS Cognac „Obama edition“

Release: 2009
Retailprice: 35 Euro
Quantity: 250.000 each size (500.000)
Value: join the club

SOLD OUT

Hennessy VS Flask 0,2 Liter 2011 limited Edition silicone sleeve series

This is the second 0,2 Flask edition from Hennessy. I saw the first in 2010 on the way to Milano. Its sold in airport duty free shops.

The first edition had these colours: black , red , purple and oilve-green

The second and limited edition: yellow, orange, pink and poison green

The special of this edition is the couloured sleeve, inside is a regular bottle. Its a silicon sleeve that protects the bottle of any damage. It was created for people which travel a lot, small and strong.

Now with more people starting to collect Hennessy, they will release a new edition every year.

Stats:

Hennessy VS Flask o,2 L

Release: 2011

Retailprice: 14 Euros

I got two sets up for sale!

Quantity: too much

Hennessy VS KAWS regular and limited French Colette Edt.

Back again, sorry but i do not have much time left for posting, but i like to share my latest purchase with you. Hopefully I can post my other ones until the end of the year. Okay, so what do we got here? Hennessy x KAWS edt. it is nothing special. I thought it was, but it is available everywhere. Dear visitors let me give you an advice, you can drink the bottle. The value of the regular KAWS edt will not increase. 420.000 bottles is not that much, but the they are sold worldwide.

Therefore every collector on this planet already got his bottle. If it was sold exclusive in the states you might have made a easy buck, but it is sold in Europe as well…

I was dumb enough to buy some in the states, not knowing that they will be sold in Germany also. In total I paid 65 Euros ( retail + shipping + custom fees). I could try to sell them on ebay Germany because they have not appeared there yet, but I think I will sip on one on new years eve.

Anyway retail price for this one is between 28 Euros and 45 Euros. Price won´t change for the next 10 years. Bad investment.

Here is the good investment:

The Hennessy VS x KAWS x Colette edt. Colette is a premium online shop for unnecessary things, I love it though. I saw this bottle and ordered one ( only one per costumer and address) and I was happy that I really got one.

It was shipped in France and the shipment cost almost as much as the bottle.

It features the same Kaws designs in the trademark colette blue and it is limited to 213 bottles, the house number of the store, located on the Rue Saint Honore in Paris.
I copied this text from the all the sucker blogs…

Im really happy to own one of the 213, sounds better than 3 of 420000.
One big difference to the regular KAWS is not metioned on all the hype blogs. Like most of the liquor bottles in Europe the blue collette Hennessy bottle has 700 ml volume. The US edt. has 750 ml-

Enjoy the pictures!

Like everything on this blog, this bottle is up for sale…

Stats:

Regular KAWS
Release: September 2011
Retail: about 39 US Dollars / 40 Euros
Quantity: 420000

Collette KAWS
Release: November 21st 2011
Retail: 50 Euros
Quantity: 213

Hennessy VS collector´s edition no. 1 – Europe

This is one of the first bottles from my collection. It was sold by a regular local retailshop.
It was released in spring 2010 and only sold in Europe. The retailprice was 27 Euros in stores and 35 Euros at onlinestores. It is sold out now by the way. The collector´s edition no. 1 was designed by the female English artist/designer Kesh and David Burrows an contemporary artist also from the UK.

So far i havent seen the second edition but it is said that Hennessy will release a new edition every year.

Compared to US releases this bottle is made in a bit high order way.

The US editions are mostly numbered – this one ain´t.

The US editions are made with regular white glass – this one is made with brown glas.

The European edt. has no papertag on the front, the label and the decoration is printed, like the old Coca Cola bottles sold in the 80s. On the bottle´s back is a papertag but its framed with a high value print as well.

Summed up shortly: This edition is created with much more love than oversee releases.

The only negative thing about this edition is that the cork is made out of plastic, not natural cork.

If you have been lucky enough to purchase a bottle you should check the back of the bottle, on the tag is a code for the website Awdio.com…

I would be happy if you could provide more information about this Hennessy release, please do not hesitate to comment.

UPDATE 13/09/2011: Current value is 120 US Dollars (Retail was 45 US Dollars)

If you like to buy a bottle please contact me.