LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton has released a limited edition bottling of its Hennessy Cognac brand for the US.

The company said yesterday (15 January) that the Hennessy 44 Limited Edition bottle, released earlier this week, has been produced in honour of Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the US next week.

The bottle will feature a redesigned label, black capsule, and a 44 seal featuring the date of the inauguration. A total of 180,000 750ml, numbered bottles have been produced and went on sale in Washington DC, Maryland, Illinois, Metro New York, and Georgia from 12 January.

A percentage of the proceeds from the limited edition run will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organisation set up to provide scholarships, resources, opportunities, and advocacy to help the next generation of leaders.

"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," said Mark Cornell, president and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA.

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the next president of the US is set to take place on Tuesday (20 January).