Jay-Z is marking his 50th birthday in bold style. The billionaire rapper, entrepreneur, and co-owner of D’Ussé cognac which he jointly owns with Bacardi, commissioned a special edition of super-premium cognac to celebrate his birthday in his manner.
Appropriately christened the D’ussé 1969 Anniversaire Edition, this 100% Grand Champagne Cognac has been aging for decades in the prestigious Château de Cognac cellars in France. The single barrel was discovered by Jay-Z and cellar master Michel Casavecchia and proved to be so spectacular in taste and texture that they decided to save it for the big 50th birthday.
Cellar master Michel Casavecchia said: “Its aromas have now developed into an exquisite eaux-de-vie from the Château de Cognac, with characteristics unique to this exceptional batch.
“The colour is bright gold with shiny reflections. The nose brings rich aromas of fresh walnut, hazelnut and candied apple. Upon first sip, it reveals a distinct potency with powerful, woody notes and a long stewed fruit finish, with a touch of leather and cigar box.”
The first 50 bottles will be numbered one through 50 and given away to Jay-Z’s close family and friends. But next year, fans can get a taste when a limited number of bottles will be sold during the 2020 holiday season, priced at $5,000 each in select major markets — including Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris — throughout the 2019-2020 holiday season.