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Editor’s Pick: Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection No. 3 is A Time-Tested Classic

Hennessy’s Master Blender’s Selection No. 3 is the perfect addition to your top shelf.

For over two centuries (250 years, to be exact), Hennessy has been at the forefront of creating the world’s most exceptional Cognacs, a result of knowledge and craftsmanship handed down through seven generations. During this time, the brand has worked with the Filioux family, who serve as producers or blenders of eaux-de-vie (“water of life”), to create a time-tested legacy built on tradition, innovation, and excellence. 

In 2016, Hennessy unveiled the first limited-edition Master Blender’s Selection—a single-batch series meant to be released annually. Blended only once and never repeated again, each bottle is a rare gem that Cognac connoisseurs will truly appreciate. Why is this a big deal?

In its essence, Cognac is meant to be consistent. Each blend of Hennessy XO or VSOP should be timeless and the same, whether you bought a bottle five years ago or today.  What makes the Master Blender’s Selection so unique is its exclusivity—a single batch of each edition is created once and never replicated again. That’s it. 

The third edition features the very first creation of Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, the eighth generation Master Blender, who carefully selects each eau-de-vie to define the blend’s unique personality. Blended from a selection of 20 eaux-de-vie that are a minimum of seven years old, the Master Blender’s Selection No. 3 features notes of toasted hazelnut and fresh pastries on the nose, and a well-rounded, smooth taste. 

Whether for yourself or a gift to someone special, this bottle is truly something special and a welcome addition to any home bar or collection. $180