Hennessy creates Master Blender’s Selection N°1, a passionately unique cognac

Wines & Spirits


Master Blender’s Selection N°1 is a true passion project of Hennessy Master Blender Yann Fillioux, a one-of-a-kind bespoke cognac that springs from pure creativity.

From vines to the bottle, creating cognac is an art that requires patience, precision and skill, qualities embodied at Hennessy by Yann Fillioux. The seventh generation of his family to become Master Blender, Yann Fillioux trained with his grandfather and uncle. He is the guardian of the consistency of Hennessy cognac’s exceptional quality.

With Master Blender’s Selection N°1, Yann Fillioux has given a unique and very personal signature to a single batch, limited edition cognac. This one-of-a-kind blend captures a particular moment in time and embodies his quest for excellence, extraordinary sensory memories and perfect knowledge of Hennessy’s reserves. The essence of the Master Blender’s art lies in the selection of the eaux-de-vie that compose the blend, each expressing a distinctive elegance and character.


Aged in French oak casks, Master Blender’s Selection was bottled at 43°, releasing powerful aromatic tones as well as delicate spicy notes. While this unique cognac cannot be reproduced, the creative process is expected to be repeated, following the Master Blender’s inspiration…

© CJ Hendry

The shape of the bottle recalls apothecary bottles from the 1930s, with clean lines in contrast to the robust allure.  Hennessy’s attachment to authenticity inspired Australian illustrator CJ Hendry, who hand drew the label, echoing the Maison’s original logo.

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