Hennessy, the number one cognac in the world, announced today that it will release a limited-edition Hennessy X.O. 888 Gift Box, featuring one Hennessy X.O. 750 mL bottle and two Hennessy Baccarat designed glasses in a decorative gift box.

The gift box will be available in celebration of August 8, 2008 (8/8/08), the Opening of the Beijing Olympics in China. The number eight holds cultural significance in Asia, as a number of good fortune and wealth. The red and gold gift box will include text in both English and Chinese and will be available in stores mid - July 2008. The Hennessy X.O. 888 gift box will be sold for a suggested retail price of $160, the same price as a bottle of Hennessy X.O.

The Hennessy X.O. 888 Gift Box will be sold locally at fine liquor stores nationwide.

Hennessy Cognac, the No. 1-selling cognac in the world, is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moet Hennessy USA and is a subsidiary of LVMH (Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton). Hennessy distills, ages and blends a full range of marques, including Hennessy V.S, Hennessy V.S.O.P, Hennessy X.O, Hennessy Paradis and Richard Hennessy.