Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection N°1
Hennessy // Cognac, France
This limited-edition blend is a project from Hennessy's 7th generation Master Blender Yann Fillioux. Along with the brand's tasting committee, he selected 80 to 100 eaux-de-vie to age 5 to 15 years in both young and old French oak casks. Bottled at its cask-strength of 43% ABV, the Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection N°1 debuted in the United States in October 2016.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench Oak
"From its deep color, vanilla aroma, and first sip, the initial impression of Hennessy's first Master Blender's Selection is of a spirit that will appeal to bourbon drinkers. On further tasting additional notes emerge: toffee, almond, and of course the fruitiness of cognac, all leading up to a pleasantly sweet finish. The oak influence is strong in this one, which will make American whiskey fans feel right at home. "