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The Role of the Master Blender


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The Master Blender is an integral component of cognac production. The Master Blender is responsible for blending and aging the various eaux de vie (distilled wine). Blending eaux de vie is a painstaking and life-learned process that involves selecting the right ones and blending them in the perfect proportions.

Hennessy has been drawing special attention and giving tribute to the role of the Master Blender at their cognac house. Early last year, Hennessy released Hennessy·8, a tribute to eight generations of Master Blenders. This cognac paid homage to Yann Fillioux, Hennessy’s retiring seventh Master Blender as he turns over the position to Hennessy’s eighth Master Blender, Renaud Fillioux.

On release of Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection N°1 last fall, Hennessy created this video to highlight the craftsmanship of the master blender. Yann Fillioux and graphic artist CJ Hendry, who was commissioned to create the label for the Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection N°1 bottle, are featured in the video discussing their respective crafts.

Hennessy presents: Master Blender’s Selection N°1

Beautiful Hennessy Cognac Poster

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