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Hennessy 8’s blend is created by master blender Yann Filloux, the decanter itself is crafted by crystal producer Baccarat, handmade. Hennessy House just announced that 2016 will mark a new chapter in its 250-years history. The current master blender and cellar master Yann Filloux will hand over the key of the cellars to his his nephew Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. Once the apprenticeship is over he’ll be the next Master blender of Hennessy.
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Asset or liability?.....The answer after 5 weeks ownership
Quite exquisite actually, although is a tad rough around the edges for my taste. Having drank 25% of my Hennessey 8 over the last 5 weeks, I can't shake the feeling of a slight "im over it" moment.Like the optimism, media, and anticipation of the final product before my eyes got the best of me. At the moment of receiving my very own bottle, I'll be honest, I was highly impressed. Professionalism, Handle, LOVE, skill, ambition, and just quite simply the best overall experience i have had adding a new piece to my collection in 11years. So all in all:
RANK 5 OF 5
OWNS BOTTLE NUMBER: 012 OF 250
Just one word, out of this world.
About Hennessy Cognac
You may think, that with Hennessy’s ability to innovate and push boundaries, they are a thoroughly ‘modern’ Cognac brand. This is a large part of their immense success and influence. The very French brand based in the Charente region, in fact, dates all the way back to 1765 - to Ireland - but have managed to shapeshift enough times to remain more relevant than ever before - with current Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Their range of uber-trendy products is ever expanding, and their marketing campaigns all the more captivating. There is no doubt that ‘Henny’ culture is alive and kicking: both Cognac and a fifth of Hennessy are mentioned in what seems like hundreds of songs.
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