This piece originally appeared on Wallpaper.com.
For more than 200 years, the Hennessy clan and the famille Fillioux have created the finest cognacs for royals and rappers. The former founded the maison in 1765; the latter has been its master blenders since the early 1800s.
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Last week, after 50 years at the helm, seventh generation master blender Yann Fillioux handed the keys of the cellar to his nephew Renaud Fillioux. To mark the occasion, the maison has created Hennessy 8, a commemorative blend that comes in a limited edition bottle and case designed by Arik Levy.