Yann Fillioux, the Master Taster and Blender of Hennessy in Cognac, France is stepping down from his role to hand over the key of the cellars to his nephew, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. And to mark this milestone Hennessy has released Hennessy 8, a new premium, Limited Edition Cognac.Hennessy_8_Yann_Fillioux__Renaud_de_Gironde_2Only 250 decanters of the new collector’s cognac will be produced and the first batch of 100 boxes sport a whopping $40,000 tag.

Created by master blender, Yann Filloux, Hennessy 8 is encased in a Baccarat decanter which features 8 rings to represent 8 Master Blenders. The crystal stopper is adorned with engraved floral motifs.. The bottle, designed by internationally renowned artist, Arik Levy, represents 250 years of finest savoir-faire.Hennessy8_1The new and exclusive Cognac blend pays tribute to the heritage of the line of cellar masters of the house. Hennessy 8’s blend consists of eight carefully selected eaux-de-vie of which seven are selected by Yann Fillioux, and the 8th selected by Renaud de Gironde.Hennessy_8The Hennessy 8 Cognac is presented in a precious trunk that features 25 layers of wood, each symbolizing 10 years of history.hennessy8_5While each decanter and box is numbered and signed by Arik Levy, they can also be customized on request and are accompanied by four tasting glasses (designed by Georg Riedel and Yann Fillioux exclusively for Hennessy 8) in the handmade case. The product also features a book about Hennessy 8 and a special key, a certificate of autheticity signed by Yann Fillioux.Hennessy8_3Cognac Expert Via LVMH