Hennessy Cognac has created a "limited edition" cognac to celebrate President Obama. They made 180,000 bottles of Hennessy 44, so it's really not all that limited, other than they won't be doing it again.
A bottle should cost you around $30, which is pretty resonable, but you can only find it primarily in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Illinois, New York City, and Georgia. If you don't live in one of those places, you'll have to find it online.
Also, a percentage of the proceeds are being donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which awards scholarships to students attending historically Black colleges. Here's the press release from Hennessy:
In recognition of one of the most defining moments in American history, Hennessy is introducing a limited edition bottle honoring the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. In honor of this momentous occasion and furthering Hennessy's long standing commitment with the urban community, a percentage of proceeds from the Hennessy 44 Limited Edition bottle will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help cultivate a new generation of leaders.
Inspired by this historic event, Hennessy is bolstering its support of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund — an organization dedicated to providing scholarships, resources, opportunities, and advocacy to help the next generation of leaders. Two four-year scholarships to Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be awarded to exceptional individuals who have the potential to make great changes in this country.
"We are grateful for the loyalty and support that Hennessy has shown us since our inception in 1987," said Dwayne Ashley, president and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund. "This year's inauguration marks a new era and with the help of Hennessy, we hope to inspire others to break boundaries and lead this country into greatness."
The Hennessy 44 Limited Edition bottle will feature a redesigned label, black capsule, and a special 44 seal featuring the date of the inauguration. Only 180,000 (750ml) uniquely numbered collector's item bottles have been produced and will be available for sale in Washington DC, Maryland, Illinois, Metro New York, and Georgia from January 12th, 2009.
"We are proud to celebrate this historic inauguration and defining chapter in history," said Mark Cornell, President and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA. "Through the launch of the Hennessy 44 Limited Edition bottle and our continued partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund we further cement our dedication to supporting local communities and cultivating those with great potential."
During the inauguration weekend Hennessy will join the celebrations at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund reception, the Radio One Inauguration Gala, the NNPA Gala, and the Hip Hop Summit Action Network Inaugural Ball. Celebrities will be invited to autograph commemorative bottles for a later auction to create additional funds for scholarships through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.