Hennessy 8th Generation


For over 200 years, the Fillioux family has been associated with Maison Hennessy as producers or blenders of the eaux-de-vie. 

In July 2017, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde became the 8th generation Master Blender as his uncle Yann Fillioux stepped down, after over 50 years of service.

A 40-year-old Cognac native, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde completed a comprehensive journey at Hennessy. Previously the Winegrower Relations Manager, a key position for ensuring raw material supply, he had been groomed for the role of Master Blender by his uncle, former Master Blender Yann Fillioux, for more than fifteen years.

As leader of the prestigious Tasting Committee, Renaud samples and selects the best eaux-de-vie through daily tastings conducted with discipline and discernment.

Nothing captures the spirit of craftsmanship more than the Master Blender’s Selection, a unique series of limited edition blends from Hennessy.

The third in the series, exclusively available in the U.S. starting October 1, marks the very first creation from Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, Hennessy’s 8th generation Master Blender.

Bottled at 43% ABV (vs. standard 40%), MBS No. 3 is a single batch Cognac that will never again be replicated.

On the palate, the blend evokes the mastery of a well-made praline, with an unmistakable presence of aromas such as soft textured French pastries.