HARDY

Distillery
Founded in 1863
Hardy is located in the Crouin quarter of Cognac, France. 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 house, a “maison”. Hey…follow your passions, right?

In the early days, the rooster was chosen as the insignia of the Maison Hardy which still graces all their bottles to this day. In 1869, Hardy was awarded the Diplome d'Excellence, firmly placing them as one of the major players in the industry.

A generous supply of high-grade eaux-de-vie saw them ride past the phylloxera crisis of the 1870s, and a decade later, Hardy already had a global distribution network.

A century later, Hardy Cognac exploded in the USA with its line of unblended vintages called Perfection.

Today, the company is run by two women, Bénédicte and Sophie Hardy, a fifth generation of Hardy Cognac makers.

Their cellar master, Mickaël Bouilly, crafts Hardy Cognacs from the collection of sensual and refined eaux-de-vie. Hardy produces a complete range of Cognacs, everything from the VS upwards, but they are mainly concentrating on the higher end of the market.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    France
  • Established
    1863
  • Address
    142 Rue Basse de Crouin, 16100 Cognac, France
  • Phone
    +33 5 45 82 59 55
  • Website
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At the end of the 18th century, Hardy developed trades with Russia, making them fall in love with Cognac. The love for all things Cognac has been going strong in Russia ever since.
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