Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, released Master Blender’s Selection N°2, the second in a limited series and the last to reflect former Master Blender Yann Fillioux’s extraordinary sensory memory and impeccable knowledge of the Hennessy eaux-de-vie reserve, the largest of its kind in the world. Over his 50+ year tenure, Mr. Fillioux created some of the world’s most exclusive Cognacs and in July 2017, officially passed the torch to his successor, nephew and 8th generation Fillioux: Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.
At Hennessy, the role and responsibilities of Master Blender come with a discreet luxury every artist dreams of: carte blanche to create a purely personal expression of the craft. Like a self-drawn portrait, Master Blender’s Selection N°2 is an intimate expression of creativity and passion. A blend based purely on imagination and innovation, it follows its own rules, traveling an individual timeline from vineyard to bottle.
To celebrate the launch, Hennessy has teamed up with family-run, leather craft brand, Will Leather Goods, to produce a limited run of bespoke Master Blender’s Selection N°2 “Silas” Backpacks. Embossed with the Master Blender’s Selection N°2 emblem to reinforce themes of unparalleled craftsmanship, quality, and family that are at the heart of the collaboration. The handmade bag comes in a rich Cognac leather inspired by the blend’s gold tinged dark amber hue. Starting November 2017, the $450 Master Blender’s Selection N°2 “Silas” Backpack may be purchased online.