Hennessy, the world’s leading Cognac producer, announced the release of Master Blender’s Selection No. 4, the fourth in a limited edition series and latest creation from Renaud Fillioux de Gironde – 8th generation Master Blender. One of a kind, and never to be replicated, the limited edition is a result of a selection of high-quality eaux-de-vie, distinguished with great potential and set aside in the Hennessy cellars specifically for the Master Blender’s ingenious creations.
Master Blender’s Selection No. 4 is reminiscent of a unique moment experienced by Renaud Fillioux de Gironde while reconnecting with nature and loved ones in the winter mountains: a personal account of the contrast between an invigorating walk in the Cantal mountains and the pleasant comfort and warmth of a fireside toast.
When creating this blend, I was inspired by the contrast of a ‘thermal shock’. Going from feeling one’s smallness in such a wide open space to being inside, passing from daylight to the darkness of night, from solitude of the forest, being completely exposed to the elements in nature, to an environment of complete comfort and cozy abandon surrounded by friends. – Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, Hennessy Master Blender
The second single-batched creation of Renaud Fillioux de Gironde as the Hennessy Master Blender is crafted with eaux-de-vie at least five years old that were aged in young French red oak barrels. The result is a crisp, light amber Cognac with a slightly tarnished golden robe. It features notes of fresh apricot, candied orange peel, and hints of fruity spices. Crispiness and warm touches of spices make the blend simple with a modern touch of sophistication.
Master Blender’s Selection is blended only once, never to be replicated again. It is bottled at 43% ABV, a great level to preserve each eau-de-vie’s distinct personality. Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No. 4 is available at select fine retailers nationwide for $89.99 (750ml).