By Ashley Joy Parker. On Thursday, May 9 at Top Of The Standard, industry tastemakers, foodies, celebrities and moguls celebrated the launch of the bold new Cognac, D’USSE. Party guests had the first opportunitiy to taste the French luxury Cognac before it hits shelves in New York this summer. In addition to serving the cognac neat known as the D’USSE Perfect Pour, famed mixologist Justin Noel also created intricate signature drinks like the Lorraine 75 and Crusader’s Cross.
Jay-Z made an appearance along with Pharrell Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Genevieve Jones, Nick McCabe, Solange Knowles, Tina Knowles, NETS CEO Brett Yormark, restaurateur Alain Allegriti, Adrienne Bailon, Kevin Liles, DJ Kiss, DJ M.O.S., Chef Max Hardy, Steve Stout, Ben Bronfman, Shawn Pecas, Will Torres, Toccara Jones, Angie Martinez, among others.