Hennessy invited BallerStatus to the lavish Hercules Estate in Hollywood Hills Tuesday night (October 21) for a private reception with the 8th generation Hennessy heir, Mr. Maurice Hennessy himself.

The apex of the night, undoubtedly, took root when Mr. Hennessy elaborated on the company’s long heritage as one of the world’s greatest cognac brands — with a tasting of its top blends: Hennessy X.O ($285), Hennessy Paradis Impérial ($2,480) and Richard Hennessy Extra, ($3,600) named after the cognac houses’ founder. Throughout the tasting, Maurice spoke proudly about the brand, its refined marques and the history of the almost 250-year old spirit.

The night culminated with a dinner and dessert ensemble prepared by world renowned celebrity chef Gary Arabia. Notable party guests included Def Jam Recording artist YG, tastemaker Karen Civil and esteemed members of the press. The classy evening served us a reminder to all to continue to strive for excellence.