A Fine Champagne VSOP cognac from the Hine house. H by Hine is a stylish alternative to Remy VSOP with a bit more oomph, but still very mixable for classy cocktails. IWSC 2012 - Silver Outstanding Medal - Cognac
A terrific VSOP from Hine, Rare is classed as Fine Champagne, meaning that the eaux-de-vie used are all from the Grande or Petite Champagne areas, with at least 50% from Grande Champagne. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Cognac
A gift pack containing a bottle of the splendid Hine VSOP and two brandy glasses. Hine is a terrific (and historic) cognac house and their VSOP is approachable, smooth and fruity, with a hint of spices.
A special edition cognac from Hine, produced by Cellar Master Eric Forget to honour Thomas Hine, the house's founder. It's a blend of three early landed Grande Champagne cognacs from 1984, 1986 and 1987 which were matured in the UK, as well as some extra old cognac from the Hine cellars in Jarnac.
Hine Antique XO has always been the connoisseurs' choice from the range - and now it's had an upgrade, so it should be even better. This Premier Cru has been aged a minimum 10 years and has been upgraded from Fine Champagne to Grande Champagne, meaning that all the eaux-de-vie used in the assemblage are from the best region of Cognac.
An elegant presentation for Hine's premium Triomphe cognac. A complex spirit blended from over 50 carefully selected, well-aged cognacs all produced in Grande Champagne and matured in small casks in Hine's Jarnac cellars. A fantastic example of Hine's attention to quality.
A 1980s bottling of 1950 vintage Hine. Hine cognacs that have been aged for over 30 years tend to be softer in style than their younger bottlings, but with a real richness and complexity that is hard to find replicated elsewhere in the region.
A bottling of Hine Cognac from 1928. Hine's house style is rich and complex. This example was specially bottled for La Reserve, whose name it bears on the label. It would have been created by Georges Hine, who 8 years previously had created Antique, arguably Hine's best known bottling today.
A historic bottle of 1922 Hine Cognac. This was shipped to the UK in 1923 and bottled by David Sandeman & Sons in an Early Landed style. This comes complete with a cork stopper closure and has a slightly torn label as shown in the photograph.
This bottle from Hine was distilled in 1934, some 5 years before current family member, the legendary Bernard, was even born. This is an early landed style, shipped to the UK in 1935 and bottled in 1959 to give a lighter, more floral style to suit the UK palate.
Vintage cognacs are rare nowadays. Due to French customs laws and to ensure the cognac released is entirely of the stated vintage, spirit destined to be bottled as such has to be kept behind a locked door with 2 keys - customs have one and the distillery the other. This example is from 1935, a time when things were no doubt easier.