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Celebrating Hennessy 250

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMNashauna Lalah
A very animated Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade A.J. Nicholson (left) has Jared Samuel, Moet/Hennesy brand manager, in stitches, before dinner with Maurice Hennessy.
The gorgeous couple of James Lechler and his wife. Jacqui, at dinner.
Lady in red! The gorgeous Alison Moss-Solomon, brand PR manager of J. Wray and Nephew, sizzles in this stunning Drenna Luna design, before dinner with Maurice Hennessy.
The stunning trio of (from left) Kaci Fennell, Candice Belnavis, and Alexan Stewart got photo-bombed by Olympian Warren Weir at the Hennessy 250 party at the Regency Bar & Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite hotel on Tuesday.
Presenting a bottle of Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, the most matured and premium blend in the Appleton Estate range, to Hennessy Ambassador Maurice Hennessy (left) is Clement 'Jimmy' Lawrence, managing director of J. Wray & Nephew Limited.
Hennessy connoisseurs (from left) Ewan Campbell, co-promoter of Hennessy V; Geoffrey Bouilly, the Moet/Hennessy marketing manager for the Caribbean; Shanique Mongal, co-promoter of Hennessy V; and Jared Samuel, Moet/Hennessy brand manager at J. Wray & Nephew Limited.
Having a girls’ night out at the Hennessy 250 Party are Sarah-Elizabeth Jackson (left) of simply JIM-DANDY and Naomi Garrick, CEO of Garrick Communications.
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It's official! The party season has started and it kicked off with Hennessy 250 anniversary celebration at the Regency Bar and Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, on Tuesday night. The black-tie event was attended by all those in the know, filling the 800-capacity venue.

But before this grand celebration, a select few had the opportunity to dine with Hennessy Ambassador Maurice Hennessy at the gorgeous boutique hotel that is the Strawberry Hill Hotel in Irish Town. But more on that soon.

As the liquor flowed - chief among them the Hennessy 250 special cocktail - guests indulged with reckless abandon in hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats aplenty.

The event lit up social media as smartphones were ready, snapping away, with guests making it clear to the world that this was the place to be. While the men, for the most part, adhered to the dress code, quite a number of the fairer sex seemed to have missed the memo, and shortened hemlines showed legs for days. Luckily, said legs were kept busy all night by Coppershot and Kamal Bankay with hits from a variety of genres from pop to the smooth stylings of crowd favourite Beres Hammond.

Never mind that it was a Tuesday. The party had guests letting loose like it was the weekend. If you weren't there you surely missed out on a good time as the J. Wray and Nephew family showed in true Hennessy style how we Jamaicans get down!