1. Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No. 2
Out of all the spirits we’ve tasted in 2017, the limited run Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No. 2 stands out for more than a few reasons. Selection No. 2 is a work of art not only in the glass (this cognac is the last blend by Yann Fillioux, Hennessy’s seventh-generation master blender), but also on the table (the beautifully minimalist bottle is designed by Parisian artist Ugo Gattoni).
Blended from hand-selected eaux-de-vie that’s been aged for at least 10 years, the No. 2 teases aromas of baking spices, honey, and vanilla on the nose, while delivering notes of cinammon, citrus zest, and toffee on the palate. It’s exactly what you want to be drinking throughout the fall and well past the winter holidays. ($92, available in-store at specialty retailers)
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