We expect much of New York to be celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration next Tuesday, and so does Hennessy. The cognac-maker is selling a limited-edition bottle (180,000 were produced) in honor of our 44th president. “This collector-edition, individually numbered bottle will further cement Hennessy’s roots in the urban community, with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help enable America’s next generation of leaders,” said a well-intentioned press release. You can purchase a bottle in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Illinois, New York City, and Georgia for just $30 dollars. The president-elect isn’t much of a drinker, but if anything’s going to drive you to the liquor cabinet, it’s being the leader of the free world. He might want to find a different brand, though: North Korea’s Kim Jong Il is said to be a huge Hennessy fan. In our hearts, Obama is a whiskey-neat kind of guy.
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