50 Cent launches new Cognac following his “Le Chemin du Roi” range
Some months ago we reported about the ‘secret’ visit of uber-cool rapper, 50 Cent, to the Cognac region. He met with the two Tessendier brothers, Jerome and Lilian, in what was apparently the beginning of negotionations of a collaboration for a new Cognac. Read more about 50 Cent’s original Cognac visit.
On Wednesday 26 April, 50 Cent announced a partnership with Branson Cognac. Of course, being that 50 Cent is an absolute social media fanatic, this announcement wasn’t made in the regular fashion of a press release or via an industry website. instead he went viral thanks to the power of Instagram and YouTube.
Branson Cognac and Superbowl 2019 Collaboration
He also posted a picture of himself on the snaptastic site surrounded by bottles of Branson Cognac and, bizarrely, a bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII. It was captioned, “What you thought l was doing in France fool. l went to get the work, l got da plug get wit me. BRANSON Brown the finest cognac around. #getthestrap”.
Yep – we didn’t really know what it meant either…
He also alluded to the fact that Cognac Branson would be an official sponsor of the 53rd NFL Superbowl in another elusive Instagram post.
But then, we’re probably not the target market for 50 Cent’s new offering. This is a Cognac that’s going to be aimed at the millennials, the hipsters, the clubbers–in other words, the younger generation.
But the real question we’ve got is this: Who on earth is Branson Cognac? Is it a completely new brand (such as Jay-Z and D’Usse, his collaboration with Bacardi?). Or is it a sub offering from smaller house under a different brand name?
D’Usse, the Cognac from Jay-Z in collaboration with Bacardi
What about the price of Branson Cognac? What will it taste like?
Everything about the Cognac is so far a mystery. Much the same as when D’Usse was released, we don’t know a lot about 50 Cent’s Branson Cognac. We don’t know the quality, the growth region, or the price. But we’ll guess at a VS or VSOP, definitely a unspecified blend, and priced around the same level as D’Usse.
Let’s see how accurate we are when we find out more. We’ll update just as soon as we do.
Sources: mynajalyrics.com, xxlmag.com