Hennessy 5th Edition Master Blender’s Selection

Hennessy 5th Edition Master Blender’s Selection

Hennessy 5th Edition Master Blender’s Selection is orchestrated by Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, Master Blender of the House—a new edition that pays homage to the distilling artisans with unparalleled finesse and expertise.

Hennessy 5th Edition Master Blender’s Selection: A Tribute to Distilling Artisans

Since its inception in 2016, the Master Blender’s Selection collection has stood out as one of the most unique editions in the Hennessy range. Only four blends have preceded this new edition, each testifying to the creative freedom and exceptional craftsmanship of Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. These cognacs are single batch productions, reflecting a rarity and innovation in the world of spirits.

And this Master Blender’s Selection No. 5 highlights the work of 18 distillers, exclusive partners of Hennessy. Their role is crucial in capturing the aromas of the wines and concentrating them in a selection of eaux-de-vie carefully chosen for their distinctive qualities. “I wanted to pay tribute to the artisans, the exclusive distillers of the House of Hennessy, who provide us, year after year, with eaux-de-vie characterized by their purity, finesse, and remarkable potential. Some of them have been with us since the beginnings of the House, more than 250 years ago,” explains Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.

A Unique Creation Process

The creation of the Master Blender’s Selection No. 5 is the result of a meticulous selection and maturation process. The eaux-de-vie selected by the Master Blender have aged for at least seven years in French oak barrels, bringing exceptional aromatic complexity. Renaud Fillioux de Gironde has carefully blended these eaux-de-vie to merge their unique characters and personalities, thus creating a singular cognac.

The result? A sensory journey distilled into a cognac of great aromatic richness. On the nose, notes of spices and candied orange unfold, while on the palate, smoothness reveals pastry notes of cocoa and mild spices, followed by hints of light tobacco and candied orange. This cognac can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, allowing for full appreciation of its complexity and depth…

For Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, this edition is a celebration of heritage and the transmission of expertise. “It is an honor to be the 8th generation of Master Blenders, and I feel privileged to perpetuate this craft passed down to me by my uncle, Yann Fillioux. With the Master Blender’s Selection No. 5, I opted for a contemporary blend, created in a single batch that will never be reproduced, a limited edition that celebrates the collaborative spirit and expertise in the world of cognac,” he confides.

To perfect the experience, the Master Blender’s Selection No. 5 will be available exclusively at the Hennessy Boutique in Cognac starting May 2. Cognac enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to discover this exceptional blend during tastings of the “Hennessy Immersive Initiation” guided tours throughout May.

This fifth edition of the Master Blender’s Selection ultimately aligns with the creations of the House of Hennessy, combining tradition and modernity, and once again affirming its status as a benchmark in the world of cognac!