Hine’s got you covered on every step of your Cognac journey. Start with the entry point, that is H by Hine, a young but adventurous Cognac and work your way up to mature and rounded Single Vintages aged in Jarnac or England.
Occasionally enjoy a cigar? Try their Cigar Reserve, a blend of twenty eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois aged for over 15 years.
Hine Cognac is located in the heart of the Grande Champagne cru, right along the banks of the river Charente. The Hine story dates back to 1550 when the Hine family lived in Beaminster, Dorset, on the south coast of England.
The family's great Cognac journey was to begin in the 18th century: Thomas Hine, a linen merchant, and quite a Cognac connoisseur decided to send his son Thomas to France to learn French and the art of Cognac-making.
Thomas traveled to Jarnac, a small town just east of Cognac and since 1763, Jarnac had been the base for their premises where Thomas set up shop and ultimately created Hine, his father’s and many millions of others' favorite Cognac.
Hine has been distilling their delectable works along the banks of the Charente River since 1763. That’s more than 250 years in the same spot, doing pretty much the same thing, which makes their distillery older than the US.
The estate has a whoppin’ 174 acres of vineyards, but they have a very special tradition of producing small quantities of Cognac, but with the very best quality standard.
One of their differentiating factors is that they store vintage casks in cellars of Bristol, England, giving Hine Cognac a unique aging process due to the humidity of this seaside town.
These rare expressions are called Early Landed. Sure enough, Hine is famous for having old vintages on hand… just lying around.
They regularly issue a special release that ages in their cellar until it is ready to be sold, and yes, they do sell for the price of a small car.
But most of the time, they continue to produce an extensive line of premium, accessible, extra-aged Cognacs of the highest quality. Queen Elizabeth II herself declared them the “Royal supplies of Cognac.”