In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here, we have Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection No. 4 win ‘best Cognac’ in the wine and spirits category
The fourth edition in a limited series from renowned Cognac house Hennessy is also the second created by eighth-generation master blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, who says the special release was inspired by the sights, sounds and smells encountered during a winter walk in the mountains. The bottle contains eaux de vie aged for at least five years in French red-oak barrels, with apricot, candied orange and fruity spice on the palate, but with a lightness one might not expect from such a rich Cognac. The Master Blender’s Selection is truly a series of one-offs, a world away from the core VS and VSOP expressions and never to be re-created, so each one – and especially this one – is worth a trophy position on your bar cart.