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Hennessy celebrates 250th anniversary with limited edition cognac release

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Hennessey cognac house is celebrating its 250th anniversary by releasing The Hennessy 250 Collector's Blend, a limited edition signature blend of eaux-de-vies.

There are only 250 barrels of the Collector's Blend, which was created by Yann Fillioux, Hennessy's current master blender. The Hennessey family has worked with Fillioux family since 1800 when Jacques Hennessy appointed Jean Fillioux as his master blender.

"Our Collector's Blend has been created with the utmost precision and expertise - it is an expression of absolute perfectionism and a tribute from the present members of Hennessy's unique Tasting Committee to their predecessors," said Fillioux.

Fillioux spent four years preparing the cognac and worked in conjunction with Hennessy tasting committee. Hennessey's tasting committee is made up of seven members that would taste over 50 eaux-de-vies daily helping to decide which eaux-de-vies would go into the final blend.

"This is truly a product that has been shaped and carefully constructed: it is at home with itself," said Olivier Paultes, one of the Hennessy Tasting Committee members and Head of Distillation.

The bottle is a crystal decanter that has been created by glassware designer Stéphanie Balini.

The Hennessy's Founders Cellar was built in 1774 and acquired by Hennessy in 1850 and used for maturing cognacs. The first prestige anniversary cognac to be released by the house was in 1865 marking the 100th anniversary of the Hennessy cognac house.

The Hennessy 250 Collectors Blend is available from today with a suggested RRP £360 per 1 litre bottle.

Hennessy will be hosting a serious of events through 2015 to celebrate its 250th anniversary. St. Pancras station in London will be a stop on the Hennessy's 'Time Barrel' world tour, which is a physical rendering of time capsule. The Time Barrel is set to be in London for one week in June.