REVIEW: Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection No 3 Truly Is A Cognac Unlike Any Other

Master Blender’s Selection N°3 marks the first creation by Hennessy’s 8th generation Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde

While cognac is a versatile spirit, for me personally, cognac tastes best on a crisp night with a fire crackling nearby whether in a firepit or a fireplace. Add a quality cigar and good friends to your glorious snifter of cognac and you are guaranteed a splendid evening. However, when your cognac is of the highest quality, you are living your absolute best life. That’s where Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection No. 3 comes in.

Hennessy is already the preeminent authority on cognac as well as the world’s best-selling cognac purveyor. Last month, Hennessy debuted Master Blender’s Selection N°3, the third expression in their limited series of fine spirits. This is the first blend from Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, the 8th generation Master Blender and the successor to Master Blender Yann Fillioux who is his uncle. Renaud knocked it out of the park on his first attempt for Maison Hennessy.

This craft cognac used 20 rare eaux-de-vie (French for a clear, colorless fruit brandy) that are at least seven years old and have never been used in any of their previous expression. They are aged in young French oak barrels and finished in older Hennessy casks.

For this one-of-a-kind blend, on the nose, it has an aroma of vanilla and sweet pralines. On the palate, there is a more praline and roasted pecan flavor with spice notes of nutmeg. Master Blender’s Selection N°3 is capped off with an extremely smooth and satisfying finish despite it being 43% ABV. This spirit has its own unique character, but doesn’t stray too far from the greatness that is Hennessy Cognac. Mixers need not apply. You sip this exquisite spirit neat or with a large ice block. This is an exceptional sipping spirit that will not disappoint even the most discriminating cognac connoisseur.

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This cognac is a true single batch liquor that will be blended only once and never replicated so when it’s gone, it’s gone. That’s why Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection N°3 makes for an alluring holiday gift. It is truly special and the limited availability will mean a lot to the cognac enthusiast in your life. This ultra-premium spirit is available now until it sells out forever.

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