It is common to confuse Maison Hardy—the maker of fine French Cognacs and Aperitifs—with A. Hardy USA. The latter is a distributor that imports dozens of brands into the States, including Maison Hardy Cognacs. We are talking about Maison Hardy here, and they focus on producing a range of Cognacs and two Pineaus, rose and blanc (Pineau is a local French fortified wine … a sweet, “earthy” Sherry-style aperitif with lots of tannin). 
Back in the early 1800s, Anthony Hardy—an Englishman—fell in love with northern France and Cognac. After decades of flirting with the region as an importer of Cognac into England, he eventually moved there, changed his name from Anthony to Antoine, and opened up his own Cognac distillation house (a “maison”). Hey … follow your passions, right? Today, Maison Hardy produces two lovely Pineaus and a wide range of Cognacs (do NOT call it Brandy!) from the middle price points all the way up to some truly fantastic artistic expressions arrayed in fine crystal decanters.

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