Hennessy Launch $39,000 Limited Edition Cognac

By Paul Joseph

French cognac house Hennessy, the world’s biggest producer of cognac, has launched a special edition blend to mark the brand’s appointment of a new master blender.

Yann Fillioux will be passing on the torch to his nephew Rinauld de Fironde, who will be the eighth generation of the Fillioux family of master blenders of Hennessy cognac.

In honour of this milestone, the company will be launching the Hennessey.8 – a special blend to welcome master blender number 8 – created by the outgoing incumbent.

Yann Fillioux has produced his ‘ultimate blend’ – the Hennessy 8, available in a limited edition of 250 bottles, each made of hand-blown Baccarat crystal and featuring 8 inset rings.

Other distinctive features include a crystal stopper engraved with a floral motif and a copper silk thread around the bottle’s collar making it an “H” medallion sealed by a ribbon.

Each set comes with the bottle, a carafe in an oak chest and is priced at $39,000.

Hennessy was founded by Richard Hennessy in 1765. The brand sells about 50 million bottles a year worldwide, representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s cognac.

By Paul Joseph