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It told the story of how Cognac Prunier, one of the oldest and most venerable Cognac houses, had honoured my 60th birthday by presenting me with a bottle of 60 year old Cognac, all dressed up in the new Prunier age statement packaging (which is being released at the TFWA Asia Pacific show in Singapore next month).
As I noted then, it was too generous a gift, which I could therefore only accept on the basis that I could auction it via my Blog to raise money for a charity close to my heart, Hand in Hand for Haiti. It costs just US$5,000 to fund a child from a poor community to attend the world-class Lycée Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable in Saint Marc (a school funded and run by the travel retail industry). Wouldn’t it be great if we could turn a combination of two age statements into a statement of solidarity with the children of Haiti?
The Prunier team loved the idea. But more than that, they decided to embellish it by also offering the highest bidder a bottle of guaranteed age statement Cognac of the age of the purchaser (anywhere between 18 and 80).
So this is your last chance. To win a bottle of Prunier 60 year old Cognac AND a bottle whose age matches yours (now or at your next birthday) or that of a colleague or loved one, simply send your offer (in Euros) by e-mail to Martin@TheMoodieReport.com, headed ‘Prunier makes a statement’.
The auction runs until 12 May, the final day of TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore, where Cognac Prunier is exhibiting (Basement 2, Stand A5).
It’s a great prize, a chance to win and sample some magnificent Cognacs, and for a rare encounter to experience something in duty free that’s as old as me.