A treasure from the Hardy family's private collection, this bottle has been passed through generations of the family. The bottle has been relabelled and signed by Jacques Hardy himself, who tells the story of the bottle on the new label:
"This bottle of Grande Champagne Cognac dating from 1777 was found in a closet at the home of our uncle, James Hardy, when we came to help him bring in his hay during our summer holidays in 1936. This bottle was among a group given to the three brothers, Philippe, Jacques and Francis by way of thanks. After Philippe died in a car accident in 1977, the bottle was returned to our mother, Madame Armande Hardy who passed away herself in 1981. During the sharing out of her legacy, this bottle was given to my brother Jean Antoine Hardy who kept it intact and changed the 1936 cork, which had deteriorated, at the beginning of 2003 in order to be able to ship the bottle."